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A patient works as a custodian for a local high school and reports having wrist and finger tightness which makes it difficult to lift chairs, mops, and other janitorial supplies. The physician diagnosed the patient with having a nondisplaced distal radius fracture to the right-dominant upper extremity. How should the OT incorporate the biomechanical approach in the first intervention to help the patient with his job tasks?
A) Provide the patient with a dynamic splint to use 24 hours a day except when the patient is in the shower
B) Have the patient practice dexterity tasks to improve fine motor skills
C) Educate the patient on modifications he can use when working
D) Incorporate resistive active range of motion exercises to increase stength

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