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Handout

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Difficulty Swallowing

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AdultSLPCOPDDysphagia
Many patients diagnosed with COPD struggle with swallowing. This is frequently related to the coordination of respiration and swallowing. This handout outlines what COPD is and how it affects swallowing. It includes several strategies for patients to try that are aimed at improving this coordination and reducing signs/symptoms of dysphagia.
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Eval Tool

Consistency Testing Methods for IDDSI Levels

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AdultSLPDietsDysphagia
The IDDSI website provides a lot of helpful information for standardizing the testing of consistencies for solids and liquids; however, it can be overwhelming to locate all of the information needed for a full understanding. This resource provides all of the information required to understand each type of test, which test is appropriate for each […]
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Handout

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

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AdultOTNervous System Conditions
This handout for patients and caregivers on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease includes a description of its presentation, progression, and treatment, including common therapy interventions based on common disease characteristics.
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Handout

Charcot Foot

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AdultOTDiabetesNervous System Conditions
Peripheral neuropathy and diabetes mellitus affects a huge number of adults.  The complications of Diabetes are vast and one of the more immobilizing complications is charcot foot.  This handout describes the diagnosis. It is a great resource to give patients who have developed arthropathy or are at risk.
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Handout

Changes to Behavior and Personality After Brain Injury

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AdultOTSLPBrain InjuryResilience
Many patients and families struggle with the reality of the long-term changes in behavior and personality associated with brain injury. Includes descriptions of aggression, confabulation, emotional lability, lacking emotion, being put in unsafe situations, poor judgment, lack of initiation, disinhibition, agitation, and anxiety.
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Therapy Material

Chair Yoga

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AdultOTAgingBalance/VestibularChronic Pain
Chair yoga can be practiced sitting in a chair or standing while holding the chair for support. It is well suited to older adults who cannot participate in standing yoga or exercise due to issues with balance or pain. This single page visual is designed with simplicity in mind; the large graphics allow for people […]
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Eval Tool

Cauda Equina Syndrome: Quick Examination Checklist for Clinicians

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AdultBack/SpineOrthopaedics
Serious spinal pathology is very rare but can have significant consequences if not recognized and if referral is not made quickly and appropriately. This resource is based on recently published guidelines from the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists and is designed as an intensive one page overview of different signs/symptoms of cauda equina […]
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Handout

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Expect

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AdultOTArm/HandOrthopaedics
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition in those who repetitively need to use or hold their hands in awkward positions and is commonly present in those with other conditions. This handout outlines what carpal tunnel syndrome is, what to expect, what treatments may help, and how long recovery may take based on the most […]
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Eval Tool

Carpal Tunnel Diagnostic Guide for Clinicians

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AdultOTArm/HandOrthopaedics
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be a challenge to diagnose due to how many conditions can cause hand pain or numbness. This resource provides some guidance for clinicians for ruling out other issues that may mimic carpal tunnel syndrome and outlines some clinical diagnostic suggestions based on current evidence.
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Handout

Caregiver Resources

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AdultOTSLPCaregiver
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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AdultOTSLPCaregiver
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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AdultOTSLPCardiovascular 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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AdultOTSLPCardiovascular 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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AdultOT
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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