Stress Management Group Ideas

Social games Social bingo Jeopardy Family Feud Scattergories Apples to apples (be sure to take out inappropriate terms, e.g. "crazy") Team based Pictionary Guess Who: have each participant anonymously write 3 interesting facts about themselves, shuffle the cards,...
Habits fall within the occupational therapy framework. However, habits can be hard to change. Whether for your personal goals or for our patients, using a compensatory technique can be very helpful for shaping our habits. Almost all of us carry...

CBT-I: Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene Tips Screen time: Turn off TVs, computers, tablets, smartphones, and game consoles one hour before bedtime Caffeine: Avoid caffeine 6-8 hours before bedtime Nicotine: Avoid nicotine before bedtime Alcohol: Avoid alcohol after dinner Sleeping Pills: Use sleep...
Occupational therapists can consider intervention for sleep disturbances with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on modifying unhealthy sleep habits, decreasing autonomic and cognitive arousals, altering negative beliefs and attitudes about sleep, and educating patients about sleep hygiene. Research...
  Melatonin May shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep by 12 minutes. Does not appear to improve the percentage of time that a person actually spends sleeping. Overall considered "safe", side effects may include: headache, feelings...

Fracture Healing Times

Upper Extremity Callus formation: 2-3 weeks Union: 4-6 weeks Lower Extremity Callus formation: 2-3 weeks Union: 8-12 weeks Union has indications for weight bearing Check for MD orders prior to mobilizing Terms: Stable: clinical union vs. Unstable Displaced: long axis does not align Open vs....

Amputation Levels

Amputation is identified by which joint or long bone has been amputated. Above knee (AKA): transfemoral Below knee (BKA): transtibial Below ankle: transmetatarsal Above elbow: transhumeral Below elbow: transradial Below wrist: transmetacarpal Disarticulation: across a joint such as hip, wrist,...

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 ...
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Interventions for left neglect/inattention "The Dynavision is a large, computerized light board containing 64 small red square target buttons that light up randomly one at a time. The client searches the board to locate the lighted button. Once located, the...