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Assigning Jobs as Part of Rehab Therapy

October 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource discusses the benefits of using assigned jobs during an individual’s rehab stay and gives examples of jobs that work well in the clinic.
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Caring for Pets: Treatment Strategies

October 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers different methods for addressing the caring for pets IADL. American Occupational Therapy Association. (2020). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process (4th ed.). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74 (Suppl. 2), 7412410010.
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Using Occupational Therapy Process Addressing Sleep-Related Problems in Neurorehabilitation: A Cross-sectional Modeling Study (2021)

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The research team developed a questionnaire consisting of 12 questions investigating demographic information and current practice in addressing sleep-related problems in neurorehabilitation units, including OT assessments and treatment. Ordinal logistic regression analyses were performed to examine the relationships of each variable.  The final model demonstrated that writing sleep-related goals more often was positively related to […]
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ADL Storage Labels

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource offers simple and clear pictures for labeling spaces in the home (e.g. dresser full of clothes, kitchen drawers) to increase independence for clients with decreased memory.
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IADL Charades

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This therapy material offers a creative way to address sequencing and mobility on the topic of IADLs.
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Bidets

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers the indications for use of a bidet and the multiple benefits they can provide. Video on how to use this resource:
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Assistive Devices: An Effective Strategy in Non-pharmacological Treatment for Hand Osteoarthritis—Randomized Clinical Trial (2018)

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Participants in the IG participated in a self-care group led by an occupational therapist specializing in assistive technology consisting of four meetings once a week with an average length of 60 minutes. On the first day, participants received guidelines on pathophysiology, clinical aspects, and treatment for hand OA, and joint protection and energy conservation guidelines, […]
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Joint Protection for Arthritic Hands

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout offers strategies and education on using joint protection techniques for those with arthritis in their hands. Video on how to use this resource:
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Knee Replacement and Occupational Therapy

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides education on safety, adaptive equipment, considerations for discharge after a knee replacement, and the role of occupational therapists. Video on how to use this resource:
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