Alternative to Modified Ashworth Scale for Spasticity

The Modified Ashworth Scale (or the original version) are the most popular and common way used by therapists and physicians to measure spasticity. This...
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Contact Guard Assist vs Standby Assist

Q: What is the difference and similarity between Contact Guard Assist (CGA) and Standby Assist (SBA) for physical rehab in occupational therapy and physical...
MET Levels Made Easy

MET Levels & Cardiac Rehab Made Easy for Occupational Therapy

In the process of making a new free NBCOT® Exam prep course for students, I accidentally discovered that the MET levels that the occupational...

Imaging Anatomy Reference for Occupational Therapists

Resource Alert Sharing a resource I saw on social media. This Instagram account @theradiologistpage shares imaging of various anatomy, e.g. CT of the brain, x-ray of...

Medical Research Council (MRC) Scoring System for Muscle Strength in the ICU for Occupational...

MRC in ICU for OT Manual muscle testing (MMT) in the ICU using the Medical Research Council (MRC) Scoring...
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Balance Grades for Occupational & Physical Therapy (Normal, Good, Fair, Poor Scale)

Video Explanation, Mneumonic and Demo https://youtu.be/7ad_OHD-nVg Balance Grades for Occupational & Physical Therapy (Normal, Good, Fair, Poor Scale) Static Balance Normal : Able to maintain steady balance...

Revised Levels of Assistance for Occupational Therapy – CARE Tool Section GG in Acute...

The following apply to the standards of the CARE Tool (Section GG) that replaced the FIM for levels of assistance terminology and their definitions/percentages....

Occupational Therapy DME Weight Limits

Occupational Therapy DME Weight Limits Warning Follow the manufacturer's specific guidelines for weight limits. The weights listed are intended to give general idea of...

Acute Care: Chart Review – Comprehensive Reference Guide for Occupational Therapists

This chart review reference guide provides a general but also a comprehensive overview of what to look for in the patient's chart and why. In...

Thera-Band Resistance Level Chart by Color

Background You may probably be aware that Thera-band comes in different colors. What are the differences between them? This consideration may be important, especially when...