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Evidence-Based Practice for Managing Fall Risk in Older Adults

Published by <p>This document is a quick reference for commonly used outcome measures for older individuals to determine if they have risk of falling. The document outlines what measures are best supported and outlines the sensitivity and specificity of the risk of falls in the next year. Shirley Ryan Ability Labs, 2022Academy of Neurologic Physical TherapyAcademy of […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Social Networks May Shape Visually Impaired Older Adults’ Occupational Engagement: A Narrative Inquiry (2022)

Published by <p>This study sought to distinguish how different social networks contribute to various occupations of adults with ARVL to guide future vision-care policies, training for technology usage, leisure programs, and community mobility interventions. Inclusion criteria were as follows: (a) aged 60 years and older, (b) living with ARVL (including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and/or diabetic retinopathy), (c) […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

From Recidivism to Transformation: Rethinking How We Approach Chronic Conditions

Published by <p>Frustrated by repeat patients who never seem to maintain their gains from therapy? This interactive course will examine the role of health behaviors in the effective management of chronic conditions. Using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change as a guiding framework, we will identify stages of behavior change and target interventions to specific stages. Self-reflection […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

How to Reverse Insulin Resistance for Long-Term Weight Loss and Disease Prevention

Published by <p>This presentation explains how to reverse insulin resistance naturally with sustainable lifestyle changes. Topics discussed include: A detailed discussion of macronutrients including different types of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats; how to use time-restricted feeding to lower insulin; the best types of exercise to lower insulin; a discussion of sleep, stress, and toxins as they relate […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Tips To Improve Physiological Age

Published by <p>There is nothing we can do about our chronological age, but we can still improve our functioning and health by improving our physiological age. This handout is a nice resource for older adults who may feel the golden years aren’t so golden. V. Mendonca, G., Pezarat-Correia, P., R. Vaz, J., Silva, L., D. Almeida, I., […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Sleep: The Third Pillar of Health – Importance of Getting It & How to Improve It

Published by <p>Sleep is important to health; we know that now without a doubt. We can’t reap the full benefits of our good diet/exercise if we aren’t sleeping well. This presentation is about the most up to date science on why sleep is important, costs of not getting enough or good quality sleep, our sleep systems and […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Fair Housing Act Rules: Tools to Advocate for Clients

Published by <p>This resource touches on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and details Fair Housing Act (FHA) rules that may impact the independence of clients, and how these rules can be used to advocate for their quality of life. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Using the Science of Habits to Promote Healthy Behaviors Across Practice Settings

Published by <p>Chronic diseases are on the rise, and occupational therapists can play a crucial role in addressing the primary risk factor for developing chronic diseases, personal behaviors. These personal behaviors, otherwise known as performance patterns, include habits, routines, rituals, and roles. Performance patterns can either support or hinder occupational performance and play a significant role in […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Functional Memory Strategies for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Published by <p>Mild Cognitive Impairment is an emerging diagnosis with evidence to show that speech therapy for memory can be beneficial. This course will review pertinent concepts including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Reserve, and the Life Participation Approach. We will look at best practices, and how to use them within functional scenarios to meaningfully impact functional outcomes […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise in Older Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2018)

Published by <p>A total of 1028 subjects were assessed for eligibility in the trial. Screening included a phone interview where participants were excluded if they didn’t meet inclusion criteria or met exclusion criteria, such as disease preventing moderate intensity exercise. Subjects who met the inclusion criteria had RA, were aged 65 years or older, had the disease […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>