Colles’ Fracture (Distal Radius)

Etiology Most common mechanism of injury is a fall on an outstretched hand. The wrist usually lands in extension and the forearm in pronation. Facts Most common injury to the wrist May result in limited wrist flexion, extension, forearm pronation & supination ...

Free Therapy Assessment Tools for Stroke

10 Meter Walk Test 2 Minute Walk Test 6 Minute Walk Test ABILHAND Activity Measure for Post Acute Care Apraxia Screen of Tulia Ashworth Scale / Modified Ashworth Scale Balance Evaluation Systems Test Barthel Index / Modified Barthel...

Pyoderma Gangrenosum Occupational Therapy

Background "Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an inflammatory skin disorder that is characterized by small, red bumps or blisters that may form swollen open sores (ulcerations). Size and depth of the ulcerations vary and are often painful.  Often times, PG occurs...

Signs and Symptoms of Suicide

The NIH has a page on signs/symptoms and actions to take for someone whom you may suspect is at risk: Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or having no reason...
9-Hole Peg 30 Second Chair Stand Action Research Arm Test Activity Card Sort (ACS) Activities of Daily Living Index Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) Acute Stroke Dysphagia Screen Arm Motor Ability Test (AMAT) Assessment of Motor and...
Key points from recent developments this year include: Apple is in talks with private Medicare plans about getting Apple Watches into the hands — or on the wrists — of millions of people over the age of 65. Apple...
Tired of drawing stick figures with arrows for exercise handouts? My PT colleagues have shown me a wonderful resource - hep2go.com It allows you to create customized exercises with user-generated images and input the number of reps/sets. It is pretty straightforward...
Background A sling acts as an immobilization device. A fracture cannot heal unless it is prevented from moving. Immobilization also helps the bone fragments fuse together by keeping them in the correct position. Slings should be worn at all...
There are 2 main type of adult disposable briefs, each with their advantages and disadvantages. Patients would usually purchase the pull-up kind that resembles regular underwear and not have to manage adhesive sticky tabs on the sides/wings. In the...
Before the Stitches & Staples Come Out Educate on positioning in bed and sitting. No pillows under knees. Promote stretching in prone position if tolerable (no low back pain). Provide sitting support for wheelchair - residual limb supports. Educate...