Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. Typically develops after an injury including fractures, sprains/strains, soft tissue injury (burns, cuts, or bruises), limb immobilization, surgery, or medical procedures such...
Pros Promotes weight bearing due to distal support Cons Hand is not free for functional activities. Handpiece may be uncomfortable and cause skin breakdown. May be difficult to don/doff independently. Adjustment for shoulder subluxation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2--ukB6d7IM Evidence Current research shows that the use of slings...
Considerations Traditional CIMT is provided for more than 2 hours/day and should not be used within the first month following stroke. Modified CIMT is a less intense program which varies in terms of the time of constraint, the intensity...
Background Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS/AIDP), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), and Miller Fisher Syndrome are a group of inflammatory diseases that causes demyelination of axons in peripheral nerves. Cause is uncertain, possible causes include: genetic, vaccination (infrequently), viral infection, enteritis,...
Pusher Syndrome Occupational Therapy Intervention Main Symptoms Body is tilted toward the paretic side when sitting or standing. Active pushing with nonaffected extremities, resulting in leaning toward the hemiplegic side (and loss of balance). Resistance to any attempts to correct...
Definition of Hemorrhagic Conversion in Occupational Therapy An ischemic infarct converting into a hemorrhagic lesion. Prevalence and Cause Occurs in 10% of patients. More common in large infarcts. Ranges from minor bleeding to major hemorrhage. Thrombi can migrate, lyse, and re-perfuse...
Rolyan Hemi-Arm Sling Instructions   Donning With Help A B C D 1. Open hook-and-loop closures on arm cuff and chest strap (strap that is not attached to Oring). Adjust the three remaining straps to their longest length. 2. With loose chest strap...
  Research Systematic Review on Effectiveness of shoulder taping in Hemiplegia: provides sufficient evidence to suggest taping is a beneficial method for reducing pain and shoulder subluxation among stroke subjects (Ravichandran, et. al, 2019). Stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain...