As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from referral links you use in this post. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl8ijPGEKO8 Background 3D printing has become more affordable and accessible to the general population. Currently, in 2019 an entry-level 3D printer can be purchased for...
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...
Background Typically occur from high impact sources, with potential for other medical complications. Often managed with closed treatment. Approximately 10% require surgical intervention. Injury normally takes 6-12 weeks to heal. Considerations & Concerns Avoid heavy lifting up to 6 weeks. ...
  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...
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...

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...

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 ...
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...
Disclosure: I may earn a commission from Amazon for purchases made through the links clicked in this post. Background As an occupational therapist who works in acute care or inpatient rehab (ARU), you may hear the term "Strict I&O", "Strict I/O",...

PRAFO Boot Uses

PRAFO - Pressure Relief Ankle Foot Orthosis Worn on the calf and foot similar to a boot Used for patient's who spend a significant amount of time in bed Prevents pressure ulcers from developing on the back of the...