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Handout

Caregiver Resources

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AdultOTPTSLPCaregiver
Caregivers are often overwhelmed by their loved ones’ illness or injury and all the new terminology that is thrown at them by healthcare staff. It is important to remember that they could benefit from education and resources to help reduce their burden of care. This material provides a list of resources for caregivers to help […]
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Handout

Caregiver Management Plan Outline

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AdultOTPTSLPCaregiver
All caregivers need to take care of themselves. This means leaving loved ones in the care of other family, friends, or professionals. This caregiver management plan outline guides caregivers when creating a comprehensive written plan to pass on to alternative care providers. May be completed within a structured therapy session with clinical guidance or individually […]
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Handout

Cardiovascular Disease and Cognition

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AdultOTPTSLPCardiovascular Disease
This handout explains how cardiovascular disease can cause functionally debilitating changes in cognition. These changes in cognition can negatively affect independence, productivity, and quality of life.
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Clinical Reference

Cardiac Medications Reference

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AdultOTPTSLPCardiovascular Disease
Reference table of cardiac medications for clinicians to use during chart reviews, provide patient education, and be aware of possible side effects during therapy process.
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Therapy Material

Car Buying Activity

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and TimeFinancesPlanning/Organizing
Many cognitive skills go into buying a car. This executive function activity will instruct a person to compare miles per gallon and other features of various vehicles to a wish list to determine which vehicle is the best fit to purchase.
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Therapy Material

Calculating Miles between National Parks to Plan Trip

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and TimePlanning/Organizing
This therapy activity targets numerical problem solving instructs the person with a brain injury to calculate miles between national parks in the United States in order to determine which road trip to take.
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Eval Tool

Calculating Ankle Brachial Index or ABI

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AdultOTPT
Peripheral artery disease effects over 8 million American’s annually. It is vital that clinicians are good at screening for this disease. This handout is meant to supplement documentation and help the clinician calculate the ankle brachial index or ABI.
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Strategies

Brain Injury Wallet Cards

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AdultOTSLPBrain Injury
These wallet-sized support cards can be used with communication partners or individuals from the community. They will help explain how a brain injury can affect the brain injury survivor with cognition-communication tasks.
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Handout

Brain Injury Resources

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AdultOTSLPBrain Injury
This material provides a list of resources for people who have a brain injury and their caregivers. Resources include associations, companies, support groups, and websites.
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Handout

Brain Injury and Nutrition

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryMedications and Wellness
People who have survived brain injury require higher nutritional intake during recovery. This handout describes why and outlines some of the barriers and strategies to addressing these needs. Appropriate for staff, caregivers, patients, and family.
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Handout

Brain Injuries and Headaches

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AdultOTSLPBrain Injury
This handout features a simple pain scale and outlines the use of the rule of 2 in order to reduce the frequency of headaches s/p TBI.
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Therapy Material

Brain Craft

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryResilience
This leisure-based intervention addresses bilateral fine motor coordination, executive functioning, attention, and visual perceptual skills while providing brain education and encouraging creativity. It is a fun way to work with clients who have survived brain injury or stroke, while addressing important functional skills. This activity has graded options for implementation based on time constraints or […]
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Handout

Brace Suggestions for Lateral Epicondylitis Based on Current Evidence

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AdultPTArm/HandOrthopaedics
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, can be a very debilitating and painful condition. The majority of lateral epicondylitis improves with time but many people suffering from this condition would prefer to have options to improve symptoms in the short term. Elbow braces are commonly used by people with lateral epicondylitis; this piece summarizes the state […]
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Handout

Bowel and Bladder Function After Spinal Cord Injury

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AdultOTBowel/BladderSpinal Cord Injury
This resource is for a patient who is struggling to develop a bowel program, bladder training program, or who needs more information on voiding dysfunction after an injury. 
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Therapy Material

Borg Scale: Rating of Perceived Exertion

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AdultOTPTSports and Exercise
Based on the Borg scale and numbered 1-10, the 1-page visual provides easy-to-read, easy-to-report exertion scale for patients to report their efforts.
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Handout

Body Scanning Meditation for Persistent Pain

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AdultOTPTChronic Pain
Meditation and mindfulness techniques may be helpful to help manage persistent pain. This intervention handout outlines a simple body scanning technique for pain reduction. 
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Clinical Reference

Blood Flow Restriction Training: Brief Overview and Dosing Guidelines

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AdultPTSports and Exercise
Blood flow restriction training can provide some advantages compared to traditional exercise for some people who cannot participate in heavier loading. This intervention piece outlines what the evidence says about the dosing of blood flow restriction training and which parameters have been shown to be effective.
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Eval Tool

Blood Flow Restriction Training Preparticipation Screen

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AdultPTSports and Exercise
Blood flow restriction training (BFRT) with light loads is generally regarded as a safe and effective way to build strength and muscle mass when heavier loading is not possible. This being said, there are several risk factors and contraindications to blood flow restriction training and tourniquet use in general that may preclude you from using […]
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Strategies

Bladder Irritants and Nocturia Prevention Strategies

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AdultOTBowel/Bladder
Nocturia has a significant impact on sleep quality. This handout provides strategies to prevent nocturia through lifestyle modification and a list of common bladder irritants to avoid.
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Therapy Material

Birthday Shopping on a Budget

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCalculations and TimeFinancesPlanning/Organizing
During this cognitive task, the patient will read a birthday gift scenario and select various items to meet the set budget. This task will target attention to detail, planning, decision making, and financial planning.
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