Drop Arm Commodes Drop arm commodes are much superior to standard 3-in-1 commodes. They allow the arm on each side to drop down to facilitate ease of transfer for squat pivot transfers and slide board transfers. You can't really do...
Introduction This Youtube video shows how you can don (put on) a bra one-handed without any help or additional assistive device. This is a useful method for those with a shoulder injury or after a stroke and has limited use of...
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...
Intermittent self-catheterization is the temporary placement of a catheter (tube) to remove urine from the body. This is done by placing the catheter through the urethra (the tube that leads from the bladder to the outside opening) to empty...
Background The purpose of a ROHO cushion is to decrease the amount of pressure on the sitting area through patented technology of interconnected neoprene air cells that increase and decrease in air volume to match an individual's contours. Research Comparison of Three Wheelchair...
Compression stockings can very helpful for people with lymphedema in their legs. Putting on compression stockings by yourself, for a family member, or patient can be challenging. Even for an experienced person, putting on compression stockings requires a lot...
Dorsiflexion Assist Wrap Instructions for Occupational Therapy This video shows how occupational therapists can use an ACE wrap for dorsiflexion assist during gait training and for ADLs. Benefits Cheap alternative to trial instead of fitting for an orthotic during the trial...
Proper Catheter Placement for Occupational Therapy Background When working with patients, especially mobilizing them, we take care to manage the foley. We unhook catheter tubing and place foley bags on DME or secure them properly as we mobilize them. However, just...

PureWick Use, Warnings, & Precautions – PSA

PureWick Use, Warnings, & Precautions for OT UPDATE: I have been seeing more of this happening at my work. As mentioned by the manufacturer: "Do not use with bedpan or any material that does allow for sufficient airflow". Mesh type...

Slide Board Transfer Tips & Tricks

The slide board can be a very useful device for a wide range of patient populations. While typically used for paraplegia or wheelchair dependent patients, I have seen them used for orthopedics with non-weightbearing precautions, generalized weakness, encephalopathy, and...