Jun 28, 2023 / Hand Conditions

Hand Camp Around the World

Scottish Rite for Children is world-renowned for its patient-centered care for children with orthopedic conditions, and our Center for Excellence in Hand is committed to caring for children with hand and upper limb conditions.

Focused on providing innovative treatment to help patients live active and independent lives, Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist Amy Lake, OTR, CHT, recently shared her knowledge at the 2023 World Symposium on Congenital Malformations of the Hand and Upper Limb. Working with a team from around the world, Lake served as co-chair. She shared her research and insight surrounding patient involvement in Hand Camp as well as the impact therapeutic camps have on children with hand differences. 

For more than 20 years, Scottish Rite has created a therapeutic and safe environment for patients with congenital hand differences through Hand Camp. Hand camp provides an opportunity for children with upper limb differences and their families to meet others facing the same challenges while enhancing confidence and self-esteem.

Lake’s research evaluates the positive benefits these camps provide to this patient population. Results showed that the participation in camp enhances their self-esteem and overall hand function, which promotes participation in extracurricular activities.

Her published study and passion for treating the whole child is inspiring hospitals all over the world to start their own hand camps. We are so proud to have Amy as part of our team sharing the incredible things happening at Scottish Rite.

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