Contact Guard Assist vs Standby Assist

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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 for physical rehab such as dressing and toileting. In both cases, the therapist … Read more

Occupational & Physical Therapy Levels of Assistance

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Levels of Assistance Table Note: The following are ‘traditional’ values for levels of assistance in percentages. This shouldn’t be a problem if you are say, working in acute care. However, in settings such as acute rehab (ARU), as the FIM was phased out and replaced by the CARE Tool/Section GG, the language and percentages were … Read more

Balance Grades for Occupational & Physical Therapy (Normal, Good, Fair, Poor Scale)

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Video Explanation, Mneumonic and Demo 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 Good : Maintains balance with limited postural sway against moderate … Read more