Correlation between Uncontrolled Diabetes and Osteomyelitis Background Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by an infectious organism. Can affect any population or group. Rare, but serious condition. Incidence remained relatively stable among children and young adults but almost tripled among individuals...
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. ...
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...
Background Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. Therapeutic air exchange cannot occur Breathing becomes more difficult Results in decreased ability to participate in...

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...
...Coaches/Consultants/Bloggers/YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook Gurus/Vloggers: Outside of work - many OTs, even OT students who are still in an OT program I see quite often have social media accounts, blogs, YouTube or are influencers that are good intentioned and share...
Free Apps Calculators for Rehab by OT Dude CBT-i Coach - Designed by US Department for Veterans Affairs (VA) for people engaged in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia with a health provider or who have experienced symptoms of insomnia...
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...
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...

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...