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...
  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...
Occupational Therapy DVT & PE Evidence-Based Screening (2019) This post focuses on current evidence-based screening techniques for OTs who have a suspicion of DVT or PE for their patients, which will allow OTs to take appropriate action because of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Recent headlines: Teen suicides are increasing at an alarming pace, outstripping all other age groups, a new report says Youth suicide rates are on the rise in the U.S. The CDC reports that: Boys are 4 times more likely to...