Occupational therapy role on the battlefield: an overview of combat and operational stress and upper extremity rehabilitation.

@article{Montz2008OccupationalTR,
  title={Occupational therapy role on the battlefield: an overview of combat and operational stress and upper extremity rehabilitation.},
  author={Robert V. Montz and Florie Gonzales and Daniel S. Bash and Alexander Carney and Dewayne Bramlett},
  journal={Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          130-5; quiz 136
        }
}
What happens when the stressors of combat, fatigue, separation, and personal conflict affect a Soldier's ability to perform their wartime mission? What happens when an upper extremity injury or a significant trauma impacts a Soldier's ability to fire their weapon or complete their mission? The Army has specialized units known as Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC) Detachments and Combat Support Hospitals (CSHs) deployed on the battlefield to address these issues. Occupational therapists… CONTINUE READING