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“Putting the Occupation Back in Occupational Therapy:” A Survey of Occupational Therapy Practitioners’ Use of Gardening as an Intervention (2014)

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Gardening has been equated with positive health outcomes for individuals with physical and mental health issues, and the benefits have been shown to transcend socioeconomic, educational, and cultural boundaries, and to be a cost-effective therapeutic activity. Ninety-one occupational therapy practitioners across all practice settings initially responded to a 15-question survey developed by the authors, but […]
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Vision Screening

February 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This screening can provide initial information on potential vision deficits.
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Cycle of Inactivity

December 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This piece describes the cycle of inactivity and provides a visual illustration. Kortebein, P., Symons, T. B., Ferrando, A., Paddon-Jones, D., Ronsen, O., Protas, E., Conger, S., Lombeida, J., Wolfe, R., & Evans, W. J. (2008). Functional impact of 10 days of bed rest in healthy older adults. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological […]
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Seasons Themed Exercise Pack

October 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This therapy material can be used for group exercise, and mobility, with cognition breaks. It’s designed in four seasonal themes to add a fun twist!
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Cupulothiasis and the Semont Liberatory Maneuver

September 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This physical therapy printable handout outlines the Semont Liberatory Maneuver for cupulothiasis. It is a great intervention piece that can be used as a reference or shared with people with cupulothiasis so they can treat their own symptoms. Bhattacharyya, N., Gubbels, S. P., Schwartz, S. R., Edlow, J. A., El-Kashlan, H., Fife, T., Holmberg, J. […]
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What Is the HINTs Exam?

July 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
A screening tool for an individual who is experiencing acute dizziness and vertigo. It can be used in the clinic or in an emergency room setting. Kattah, J. C., Talkad, A. V., Wang, D. Z., Hsieh, Y. H., & Newman-Toker, D. E. (2009). HINTS to diagnose stroke in the acute vestibular syndrome: three-step bedside oculomotor […]
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How To Get Up From A Fall

June 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
Therapy material to use during fall recovery interventions to assist with sequencing and providing individuals to assist with technique follow-through and carryover. Moreland, B., Kakara, R., & Henry, A. (2020). Trends in nonfatal falls and fall-related injuries among adults aged ≥65 years — United States, 2012–2018. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 69(27), 875–881. Chronic […]
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Car Transfers

March 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers strategies for performing car transfers.
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