Before the Stitches & Staples Come Out Educate on positioning in bed and sitting. No pillows under knees. Promote stretching in prone position if tolerable (no low back pain). Provide sitting support for wheelchair - residual limb supports. Educate...
What is the difference between a headache and a migraine? Headaches Mild, dull pressure Sensations mainly felt throughout the forehead or scalp Migraines Intense pulsing, throbbing Sensations mainly felt on one side of head Additional symptoms of nausea, dizziness, seeing flashing...
Affiliate Disclosure: I may earn a commission from Amazon on the purchase of products from this post. Background Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) occurs when the band of tissue (frenulum) that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth is short, tight, or...
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",...
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...
We have all encountered the situation when a client does not want to get out of bed or participate in therapy. In our minds, we often have a plan for what we would like to work on with the...
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 on Rib Fractures Ribs protect the lungs as they contract/expand with breathing. Rib Fracture Mechanism Typically from a blow to the chest General population: motor vehicle accidents Children's bones bend easily and can often withstand breaks during a blow...
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. ...
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...