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Clinical Reference

Best Gluteus Medius Exercises by EMG Level

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AdultOTPTHip/PelvisOrthopaedics
This resource outlines gluteus medius exercises by EMG level to help guide the clinician hoping to optimally load people with gluteus medius dysfunction. Moore, D., Semciw, A. I., & Pizzari, T. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of common therapeutic exercises that generate highest muscle activity in the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus segments. International […]
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Handout

Ice Massage Instruction Sheet

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AdultOTPTOrthopaedicsStrains
This intervention piece is designed to instruct someone how to do an ice massage to reduce pain. It is a great handout to include with the home program for people with acute injuries. Sarver, D. C., Sugg, K. B., Disser, N. P., Enselman, E. R., Awan, T. M., & Mendias, C. L. (2017). Local cryotherapy […]
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Handout

What is Osteomyelitis?

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AdultOTPTOrthopaedics
This handout outlines what osteomyelitis is, symptoms, diagnostic testing, and what to expect with this condition. Osteomyelitis. (2021, August 08). https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org
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Handout

Lower Extremity PNF

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AdultOTPTNervous System Conditions
This resource outlines PNF exercise techniques that are commonly used in neurologic rehabilitation. It is a resource designed for clinicians.
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Handout

The Importance of Crossing Midline

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AdultOTPTStroke
This resource describes why implementing crossing midline in neuro-rehabilitation is valuable to recovery.
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Therapy Material

Visual Scanning Worksheets

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AdultOTSLPAttentionBrain InjuryStrokeVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing
This therapy material works on practicing visual scanning skills with three different levels of difficulty.
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Therapy Material

Functional Standing Tolerance Activities

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AdultOTPTSLPADLsBalance/VestibularBrain InjuryCardiovascular DiseaseChronic PainCOPDCOVID-19DementiaFall RiskParkinson’sPlanning/OrganizingStroke
This resource covers functional ways to work on standing tolerance.
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Therapy Material

Seasons Themed Exercise Pack

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AdultOTPTAgingAttentionBalance/VestibularBrain InjuryCardiovascular DiseaseCOPDDementia
This therapy material can be used for group exercise, and mobility, with cognition breaks. It’s designed in four seasonal themes to add a fun twist!
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Clinical Reference

Figure-of-Eight Measurement

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AdultOTPTArm/HandCardiovascular DiseaseFeetOrthopaedicsSports and ExerciseStroke
This will assist clinicians in properly performing figure-of-eight measurement to assess foot and/or ankle edema. Borthwick, Y., Paul, L., Sneddon, M., McAlpine, L., & Miller, C. (2013). Reliability and validity of the figure-of-eight method of measuring hand size in patients with breast cancer-related lymphoedema. European Journal of Cancer Care, 22(2), 196–201.Devoogdt, N., Cavaggion, C., Van […]
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Therapy Material

Describing Similarities and Differences of Objects and Locations

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AdultSLPAphasia
This higher-level language task requires a person to creatively describe how different objects or locations are similar and different.
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Handout

What is Nonfluent/Agrammatic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia?

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AdultSLPAphasia
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is the rarest form of aphasia and is a neurodegenerative disease. There are three variants of PPA. This handout specifically focuses on the nonfluent/agrammatic variant of PPA and provides examples of how it may manifest in speech and language tasks. Volkmer, A., Rogalski, E., Henry, M., Taylor-Rubin, C., Ruggero, L., Khayum, […]
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Handout

Sjogren’s Syndrome and Dysphagia

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AdultSLPDysphagia
Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that causes dry mouth, which can lead to dysphagia with reduced saliva production. This handout explains more about this disorder and provides some swallowing strategies to consider.
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Clinical Reference

Dynamic Imaging Grade of Swallowing Toxicity (DIGEST) Scale

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AdultSLPDysphagia
The Dynamic Imaging Grade of Swallowing Toxicity (DIGEST) Scale was created to generate a measure of pharyngeal dysphagia as a toxicity endpoint. This material explains its background and how to determine safety and efficiency grades to obtain a global rating of pharyngeal swallowing function. Hutcheson, K.A., Barrow, M.P., Barringer, D.A., Knott, J.K., Lin, H.Y., Weber, […]
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Clinical Reference

Using an Interpreter, Translator, and/or Transliterator in Speech Therapy

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AdultSLPAphasiaBrain InjuryStroke
This material provides guidance when using an interpreter, translator, or transliterator in speech therapy sessions. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (n.d.). Collaborating with Interpreters, Transliterators, and Translators. (Practice Portal). Retrieved 08.15.2022 from www.asha.org/Practice-Portal/Professional-Issues/Collaborating-With-Interpreters/
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Handout

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Anatomy and Treatment

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AdultOTPTArm/HandOrthopaedics
This handout outlines what cubital tunnel syndrome is and what to expect with treatment. It also outlines the anatomy of the cubital tunnel. Andrews, K., Rowland, A., Pranjal, A., & Ebraheim, N. (2018). Cubital tunnel syndrome: Anatomy, clinical presentation, and management. Journal of Orthopaedics, 15(3), 832-836.Staples, J. R., & Calfee, R. (2017). Cubital tunnel syndrome. […]
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Handout

What Is Anterior Shoulder Instability?

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AdultOTPTOrthopaedicsShoulders
This physical and occupational therapy printable handout outlines what anterior shoulder instability is and what to expect with treatment. It is an excellent educational resource to help people with anterior shoulder instability understand their condition. Coyner, K. J., & Arciero, R. A. (2018). Shoulder instability: Anterior, posterior, multidirectional, Arthroscopic versus open, bone block procedures. Sports […]
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Clinical Reference

Diagnostic Resource for Anterior Shoulder Instability

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AdultOTPTOrthopaedicsShoulders
This physical therapy printable resource is a clinical reference for clinicians who evaluate people with shoulder pain. It outlines testing/diagnostic guidelines for anterior shoulder instability. Hurley, E. T., Matache, B. A., Wong, I., Itoi, E., Strauss, E. J., Delaney, R. A., Neyton, L., Athwal, G. S., Pauzenberger, L., Mullett, H., & Jazrawi, J. M. (2021). […]
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Clinical Reference

Associated Dermatomes, Reflexes, and Paresthesias for Cervical Nerve Roots

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AdultOTPTNeckOrthopaedics
Do you evaluate people with cervical radiculopathy? This printable physical therapy resource helps clinicians with myotomes, dermatomes, reflexes, and paresthesia patterns for cervical nerve roots. Magee, DJ: Orthopedic Physical Assessment. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia 2002.
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Handout

Cupulothiasis and the Semont Liberatory Maneuver

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AdultOTPTBalance/VestibularNervous System Conditions
This physical therapy printable handout outlines the Semont Liberatory Maneuver for cupulothiasis. It is a great intervention piece that can be used as a reference or shared with people with cupulothiasis so they can treat their own symptoms. Bhattacharyya, N., Gubbels, S. P., Schwartz, S. R., Edlow, J. A., El-Kashlan, H., Fife, T., Holmberg, J. […]
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Handout

Understanding Medical Testing for Neurologic Dysfunction

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AdultOTPTSLPNervous System Conditions
This printable physical and occupational therapy handout outlines what medical testing does and why it is performed for people with neurological conditions. Neurological Diagnostic Tests and Procedures Fact Sheet. National Instatute of neurological disorders and stroke, National Institute of Health. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/health-information/patient-caregiver-education/fact-sheets/neurological-diagnostic-tests-and-procedures-fact-sheet. Accessed July 2022.
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