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Diabetic Ulcers: Footwear Guidelines

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AdultOTDiabetes
Diabetic ulcers are a complication to diabetes that can lead to infection and amputations. Providing guidelines for footwear may be beneficial to reduce the risk of developing a diabetic ulcer. This resource outlines several evidence based guidelines to reduce the risk of developing diabetic ulcers.
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Handout

Diabetic Neuropathy

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AdultOTDiabetesNervous System Conditions
Learning to manage diabetes can be overwhelming. For those newly diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy, this handout answers questions about the causes, symptoms, and treatment, as well as the role of therapy at different stages of neuropathy symptoms.
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Clinical Reference

Developing a Dementia-Friendly Approach

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AdultOTSLPDementia
This resource asists with the development to implement a dementia-friendly approach.
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Strategies

Desensitization Techniques for Peripheral Nerve Injury

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AdultOTNervous System Conditions
A handout for patients experiencing hypersensitivity after a peripheral nerve injury highlighting the most effective desensitization techniques that can be performed daily by the patient at home.
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Clinical Reference

Descending Spinal Cord Tracts

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AdultOTSpinal Cord Injury
This document provides insights on the descending motor pathways and includes the voluntary motor pathways: the corticospinal tract, the corticobulbar tract, and the rubrospinal tract. Additionally, it includes the involuntary motor tracts: the vestibulospinal tract and the reticulospinal tract.
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Handout

Dementia Progression

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AdultOTSLPDementia
This resource outlines the early, middle, and late stages of dementia.
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Clinical Reference

Defensible Documentation and Medical Necessity for Physical Therapists

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Adult
It is inevitable that each year will end. The end of the year is also the time individuals are most likely to run out of healthcare dollars. This document helps prepare clinicians to document medical necessity when appropriate. It provides documentation tips and will help reduce the incidence of denials.
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Handout

Deep Neck Flexor Strengthening

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AdultChronic PainNeckOrthopaedics
Deep neck flexor strengthening is commonly prescribed to people with neck pain. This is a simple yet effective resource that outlines deep neck flexor strengthening with instructions for dosage and how to progress difficulty over time.
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Handout

Decreasing Risk Associated with Vestibular Hypofunction

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AdultBalance/Vestibular
This resource provides recommendations meant to decrease risk of falling and dizziness associated with unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction.
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Strategies

Daily Schedule for Adults

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryCaregiverDementia
Visual schedules can reduce anxiety, improve memory and ease of executing daily routines for individuals with cognitive deficits as well as their caregivers. This therapy material provides a completed example, and blank template for developing daily schedules for adults with cognitive deficits.
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Strategies

Cueing Techniques

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AdultOTSLPCaregiver
This handout provides many examples of how to give someone cues during self care and may appropriate for therapists to share with staff and/or caregivers.
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Eval Tool

Cue Sheet for Spinal Pathology

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AdultBack/SpineOrthopaedics
Serious spinal pathology is rare but can have devastating consequences if not recognized and referred for appropriate treatment. This cue sheet is designed for people with back pain to fill out prior to their physical therapy evaluation so that the therapist can then review it and follow-up on any checked items. It provides some questions […]
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Cranial Nerve Screening

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryDysphagia
This handout provides a review of cranial nerves, their primary functions, red flags, or warning signs that you might observe, and quick screens to rule out cranial nerve involvement. If any concerns are noted during screening, a more comprehensive cranial nerve evaluation is warranted.
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Clinical Reference

Counseling in Rehabilitation

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AdultOTSLP
When working as a therapist in rehabilitation, counseling will be a part of the job as the person you are working with is learning to cope with a life-changing diagnosis and a new normal. This material guides how to provide effective counseling, or purposeful conversation, by creating an empathetic environment and trust with four qualities: […]
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Therapy Material

Copy and Recall Treatment (CART)

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AdultSLPAphasia
Copy and Recall Treatment (CART) is a written language treatment created by the University of Arizona Aphasia Research Project. This material provides directions on how to complete CART based on their protocol and how to make this treatment more functional.
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Therapy Material

Cooking Tasks: Emphasizing Upper Body Strengthening

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AdultOTADLs/IADLs
This resource focuses on the use of cooking as a means to improve upper body strength, including a chart of different cooking activities and the areas targeted, as well as many ideas for foods/meals to prepare during individual or group therapy sessions to improve strength.
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Handout

Continuum of Post-Acute Rehabilitation Care

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AdultOTSLPCaregiver
This handout describes five different levels of post-acute rehabilitation care: long-term acute care hospital, inpatient rehabilitation facility, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare, and outpatient, what type of person would benefit from each level, and average length of stay.
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Therapy Material

Constraint-Induced Language Therapy (CILT) Task: Organizing a Workspace

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AdultSLPAphasia
This task is designed for speech-language pathologists working with people on functional vocabulary and conversation using the constraint-induced language therapy model. Patients are challenged to place objects in a workspace according to how they are described.
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Therapy Material

Constraint-Induced Language Therapy (CILT) Task: Building a Garden

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AdultSLPAphasia
Constraint Induced Language Therapy relies on solely verbal communication, avoiding the use of compensatory strategies such as gesturing, drawing, writing, etc. The two tasks included in this product force patients to use only verbal language to accurately place plants in a garden.
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