What are Righting vs Equilibrium vs Protective Reactions? See a comparison table and learn how to incorporate occupations into the assessment process concerning patient’s righting reactions, equilibrium reactions, and protective reactions in real-life contexts. Techniques described include breaking down occupations (activity analysis), creating simulated environments, and gathering subjective input to develop targeted interventions and enhance patient functional performance and safety.
Should you perform and document manual muscle testing (MMT) on patients who have hypertonicity and spasticity? How should you document it if you do not perform it? What should you use instead and how can you measure progress as an occupational therapist? Conditions this applies to include Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy.
Introduction Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) rehabilitation has changed over the last 40 years. Patients with TBI are living longer than before and rehabilitation techniques have been well studied and developed. In particular, we have a better understanding of outcomes-based on rehabilitation. As insurance coverage broadened for people with TBI, however, the length of stay has … Read more
Occupational therapists should try to establish a baseline for vision upon admission whenever possible in acute care and acute rehab. OTs can use this battery of visual screens to quickly establish such as baseline to compare to at discharge. If a suspected condition warrants additional assessment, OTs can use a more sensitive and thorough tool … Read more
10 Meter Walk Test 2 Minute Walk Test 30 Second Sit to Stand Test 360 Degree Turn Test 6 Minute Walk Test Baecke Physical Activity Questionnaire Barthel Index / Modified Barthel Index Berg Balance Scale Borg Rating Scale of Perceived Exertion Braden Scale Brief Cognitive Rating Scale Caregiver Strain Index Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction … Read more
10 Meter Walk Test 2 Minute Walk Test 6 Minute Walk Test ABILHAND Activity Measure for Post Acute Care Apraxia Screen of Tulia Ashworth Scale / Modified Ashworth Scale Balance Evaluation Systems Test Barthel Index / Modified Barthel Index Berg Balance Scale Borg Rating Scale of Perceived Exertion Brunel Balance Assessment Burke Lateropulsion Scale Canadian … Read more
9-Hole Peg 30 Second Chair Stand Action Research Arm Test Activity Card Sort (ACS) Activities of Daily Living Index Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) Acute Stroke Dysphagia Screen Arm Motor Ability Test (AMAT) Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) Barthel Index for ADLs Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development Beery VMI Berg … Read more