Occupational Therapist Kim Lovetro, OTR/L, (left) and Rilla Yocum display their knitting skills. Lovetro is teaching Rilla, a rehabilitation patient at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, how to “arm knit” a scarf, which does not require knitting needles.
“It’s part of Rilla’s occupational therapy,” says Lovetro. “Patients use their arms and hands to improve their fine motor skills.”
She adds, “In therapy we were hearing from so many patients that they used to love knitting. This is a way to help patients achieve their therapy goals while incorporating an activity they enjoy.”