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Fear of Falling Assessments

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AdultOTFall Risk
This clinician guide will provide a detailed list of all standardized assessments for fear of falling and activity avoidance behavior. This guide will define fear of falling activity avoidance behavior and can be used to select the most appropriate assessment for your client and setting.
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Clinical Reference

Fear of Falling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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AdultOTFall Risk
This handout functions as a worksheet that can be completed with the patient to identify catastrophic thinking patterns related to fear of falling, leading to avoidance behavior. This worksheet helps patients question their own thoughts and identify potential strategies to minimize faulty thinking and fear of falling avoidance behavior.
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Family Games to Support Brain Injury Recovery

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCaregiver
Family members often ask how they can support more thinking and language engagement at home after their loved one has a stroke or brain injury. This handout provides some suggestions but not all the possible games to consider.
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Family Friendly Standard Score Visualization

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AdultPediatricOTSLP
This family-friendly standard score visualization graphic makes it possible to easily explain standardized test scores to families.
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Falls and Recurrent Brain Injuries: Why Both Should Be Avoided

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryFall Risk
Falls continue to be one of the most pressing concerns in medical facilities, as they come at a high cost, financially, medically, and emotionally. This handout provides statistics regarding falls and highlights how falls are related to brain injuries and cognitive decline. A must read for anyone doubting the need for significant fall precautions while […]
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Exercises to Decrease Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Stiffness

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AdultOTBrain InjurySpasticityStroke
This handout is for patients who are experiencing spasticity after a brain injury. The handout provides instructions for specific exercises for clients to complete upper extremity self range of motion.
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Exercises for Shoulder Subluxation in the Acute Phase

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AdultOTStroke
This handout provides a few exercises that can be performed at home for shoulder subluxation. These isometric exercises strengthen the rotator cuff musculature, deltoid and pectoralis.
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Therapy Material

Exercises for Bell’s Palsy

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AdultOTSLPNervous System Conditions
This resource is for people experiencing the transient effects of Bell’s palsy. The exercises are not meant to be a cure for the condition, but rather a way to optimize muscle elasticity and length during the period of facial nerve paralysis. Includes exercises targeted at the eyebrows, neck and chin, nose, lips, and eyes.
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Clinical Reference

Exercise Protocol for Vascular Claudication

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AdultCardiovascular DiseaseChronic PainDiabetes
Vascular claudication can cause intermittent debilitating leg pain with walking. Exercise has been shown to be effective for improving walking distance and pain free walking distance in people who have this condition especially when supervised. Not everyone, however, has access to physical therapy services for supervised treatment. This intervention piece briefly discusses the state of […]
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Exercise Guidelines for People Living with Myasthenia Gravis and Myopathy

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AdultMultiple Sclerosis
Living with myasthenia gravis or myopathy means adhering to unique guidelines in order to reduce the risks associated with these diagnoses. The handout visualizes 13 specific strategies that help optimize exercise opportunities for this population.
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Exercise Intensity Guidelines

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AdultOTSports and Exercise
Calculating optimal heart rate during exercise can be tricky to accomplish and remember. This handout provides the basic formulas to calculate maximum heart rate and healthy range of heart rate during both moderate intensity and vigorous intensity exercise.
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Exercise and Diabetes Management

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AdultOTDiabetes
People with diabetes commonly receive medical interventions and medications to manage their type 2 diabetes. Several musculoskeletal pain disorders are more common in people with diabetes and physical therapists frequently treat patients with these problems. Having educational resources outlining exercise to help manage diabetes is common sense to improve health and maximize outcome in people […]
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Exercise Activities for Older Adults

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AdultOTAgingSports and Exercise
Upper body strength is necessary in order to be able to maintain independence and for important tasks such as getting up from a chair and maintaining balance. Exercise can also help regulate blood pressure and diabetes and diminish symptoms of osteoporosis and arthritis. This is a handout with various activities that older adults can use […]
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Examination Techniques for Vascular Claudication

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AdultCardiovascular DiseaseChronic PainDiabetes
Vascular claudication is common in people who smoke or have diabetes. People with these conditions also usually have other comorbidities such as back pain, spinal stenosis, diabetic neuropathy, and other comorbidities which makes identifying and managing vascular claudication difficult. This resource outlines several ways the therapist can differentiate between vascular related leg pain and back […]
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Examination and Classification of Patellofemoral Syndrome for Clinicians

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AdultHip/PelvisOrthopaedics
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) may have sub-classifications that necessitate different treatment techniques. This resource outlines examination techniques for PFPS and how to tailor treatment to optimize outcomes in people with PFPS.
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Exam Tests for Cervicogenic Headache

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AdultChronic Pain
Differentiating different types of headache can be challenging; having tests that can augment the subjective history of the person suffering from headaches can be useful for clinicians. This piece outlines some of the tests that can be used for cervicogenic headaches and provides a list of red flags that may warrant referral for medical evaluation.
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Evidence-Based Stretching with Dosage Guidelines

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AdultSports and Exercise
Static stretching is commonly prescribed by therapists for improving range of motion, alleviating pain, and maximizing function. This resource outlines how static stretching improves range of motion and which parameters are optimal to maximize stretching-related outcomes.
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Evidence-Based Examination for Fall Risk Reduction

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AdultOT
This list of examination measures are important to assess for any individual with increased risk of falls. Designed for physical therapy evaluations.
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Evidence Based Treatment Strategies for Calcific Tendonitis

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AdultOrthopaedics
This resource outlines the best treatment options for calcific tendonitis. It summarizes the evidence for interventions that may be used in a rehabilitation related setting along with medical interventions.
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