Submission Date


Document Type

Entry Level Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

First Mentor

Eliza Entrekin, OTR/L, CHT, ABI-VI

Second Mentor

John Graham, PT, CHT, CSCS


This culminating project examines the need for video-supported home exercise programs (HEP) in outpatient hand therapy clinics in South Jersey by developing a YouTube channel. This YouTube channel will consist of HEPs for common upper extremity diagnoses including proper demonstration of each exercise and clear concise written instructions within a playlist correlating to diagnosis. Advance clinical skill in hand therapy is the main goal for this capstone project. An analysis was completed evaluating adherence and comprehension when clients are prescribed traditional HEP to HEP supported by a video demonstration. The ultimate goal of this project was to establish an easily accessible secondary method to increase education and comprehension of HEPs provided to clients at this facility. The literature found that there is a gap in the literature on how smart devices impact functional outcomes of rehabilitation. However, the research included in this review hypothesizes that video-supported HEPs increase adherence and comprehension of exercises to be executed correctly while not in the rehab center. Thus, the creation of video-supported HEPs tailored to these facilities' needs can increase adherence by amplifying education provided to the clients. Secondly, increasing the accessibility of OT services through technology. Especially, given the changes in rehabilitative services have undergone since the impact of COVID-19 precautions.