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 working with clients who have precautions, restrictions, or limitations in the ability. While you can...

Dysphagia Levels

https://youtu.be/lA9aBbdp2iY Older Version: Foods Level 1 - Pureed (Most impaired) For individuals with moderate to severe swallowing difficulty. Poor jaw or tongue control, and delayed swallow. Pureed allows extra time for the swallow response to trigger. No course textures are allowed. No...

Precautions

CARDIAC PRECAUTIONS: Consider gait belt placement Manage any wires and tubes attached to patient Measure vital signs (heart rate before, during, after the session) Observe any sternal precautions and/or lifting precautions Rate exertion according to RPE or follow recommended...
Levels of Assistance Table Download PDF   Term Abbreviation Effort OT Provides Effort Patient Provides Notes Independent “I” 0% 100% Therapist does not need to be in the room. Supervised “S” 0% 100% e.g. OT within the room of the client. Standby Assist “SBA” 0% 100% Standing next to the client, but no client contact. Contact Guard Assist “CGA” 0% 100% “Hover hands”, maintains contact Minimal Assistance “Min...
https://youtu.be/p4zwqmHj2EE Balance Grades for Occupational & Physical Therapy (Normal, Good, Fair, Poor Scale) Static Balance Normal : Able to maintain steady balance without support against all challenges Good+ : Maintains balance with limited postural sway against maximal challenges, no external support ...

Abbreviations

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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 how much weight each piece of equipment holds. As always, do not attempt to...
Q: What is the difference and similarity between Contact Guard Assist (CGA) and Standby Assist (SBA) for physical rehab in occupational therapy and physical therapy? Similarities Typically they are used to document transfers and mobility. Both can be used in all ADLs...
ASIA Scale A - Complete - No motor or sensory B - Sensory Incomplete  - Sensory but no motor function below the specified level C - Motor Incomplete - Motor function is preserved below the specified level with more than half of...
Transferring is the client's movement from one surface to another. The process involves the pre-transfer, transfer, and post-transfer. As the client has some physical or cognitive limitations, they require the physical assistance, cues, or supervision of the OT, caregiver,...