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Spinal Surgery and Occupational Therapy

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides information about recovery from spinal surgery through an OT perspective. It covers pre-surgery considerations, spinal precautions, and safe completion of various ADLs. A Patient’s Guide to Spine Surgery. (2024). Hospital for Special Surgery. Physical and Occupational Therapy after Spinal Surgery. (n.d.). Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.
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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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Abdominal Precautions

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This simple handout can be used for patient and family education on following abdominal precautions. Video on how to use this resource:
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Spinal Precautions

March 16, 2023 by Megan Berg.
This handout covers spinal precautions and can be used for patient and caregiver education.
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Range of Motion Norms

December 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource is a quick reference for normal range of motion ranges when assessing different parts of the body.
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Vertebral Compression Fracture: What to Expect

November 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout outlines what vertebral compression fractures are, what recovery looks like, and what to expect with treatment. Designed to be shared with people who have compression fractures. McCarthy, J., & Davis, A. (2016). Diagnosis and Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures. American Family Physician, 94(1), 44-50. Sinaki, M., Itoi, E., Wahner, H., Wollan, P., Gelzcer, […]
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