Here are some quick and easy occupational therapy treatment ideas to work on some of those range of motion, safety and ADL task components of donning a shirt, pants and bra with your patients using a theraband when the actually completing the occupation of dressing is not an option.
Occupation based tasks are always top priority, but sometimes cannot be done, so purposeful replication of a task is a close second! You can also do this with a little baby powder on the theraband if it is sticking too much to their clothes.
I also like to use theraband and this technique with my patients that have had a stroke. I use a basket of 10 items to carry with me, when I am heading room to room, to eliminate running back and forth for items!
Working on donning + doffing a button up shirt with a theraband
Working on donning + doffing pants with a theraband
Working on donning + doffing a bra with a theraband
Do you have any other ideas to work on dressing without actually dressing? Comment below!