2022 AMI Online Salon

Lower Extremity Strengthening Pages

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Grace Schlemmer
  • Client: Allison Gilmore, MD
  • Copyright:  Grace Schlemmer, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Print
  • Primary Audience: Pediatric Sports Medicine Patients

Project Description

To address the lack of easily available treatments and resources for underserved patient populations, the intent of this project was to create patient education materials that would help pediatric patients with their treatment and recovery and supplement treatment resources they might not have access to. The illustrations of the steps, accompanying text, skeletons and additional information in the exercise sections were designed to include more information than most similar handouts, such as those from a physical therapist, so that the patient can confidently and correctly perform them without supervision and direction from a professional. For the rendering and additional elements, I worked within the constraints of a pediatric audience and anticipated these pages being printed in black and white and being photocopied multiple times. Because of that the exercises are in black line and the anatomy on the first page is in simple color that translates into grayscale without losing visual information. While the purpose of the pages was to be specifically designed for and used by pediatric patients they can be used by anyone as an at home exercise program.