Questions & Answers: Nancy Peters, OTR/L

Andrew Waite

Nancy Peters, Scott Peters, and David LyndakerOccupational therapy practitioners are all too familiar with the difficulties that buttons, laces, and zippers can present. Nancy Peters, OTR/L, has an even greater sense of the problems, not just because her years in rehab had her regularly using zipper and button boards with clients, but because her brother has myotonic dystrophy, which has weakened the use of his hands. But now, Peters has helped invent a magnetic zipper—MagZip, licensed by Under Armour—that can be fastened with one hand to allow Peters’ brother and anyone else who struggles with manipulating  zippers. She discussed the invention with OT Practice associate editor Andrew Waite...

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