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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides foundational information about pelvic floor dysfunction, including an HEP handout with basic pelvic floor exercises. Cho, S. T., & Kim, K. H. (2021). Pelvic floor muscle exercise and training for coping with urinary incontinence. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 17(6), 379–387.
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Social Activity and Relationship Changes Experienced by People with Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction Following Spinal Cord Injury (2017)

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The authors selected diverse participants in Victoria, Australia, to ensure representation of age, gender, spinal cord injury (SCI) level, and socioeconomic status. A total of 22 completed in-depth semi-structured interviews via telephone. Six main themes were identified.  Themes: Altered social relationships. The constant need to manage bladder and bowel issues negatively impacted the initiation and […]
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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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Toileting with Spinal Precautions

May 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers different strategies and equipment that can be used to help with toileting while the patient is in a TLSO and/or with spinal precautions.
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Pelvic Floor Exercises

May 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
Do you have patients who report having difficulty with incontinence? Do you treat postpartum women? This is a no fuss, simple exercise program, to supplement treatment for stress incontinence.
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An Introduction to Ostomy Care in Rehabilitation

January 22, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Living with an ostomy requires significant modifications to daily routines and ostomy care requires specialized knowledge. Occupational therapists must consider the physical and psychosocial impact of ostomy surgery. This course will provide an introduction to ostomy care across rehabilitation settings to prepare occupational therapists to properly care for clients with an ostomy.
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A Group-Based Yoga Program for Urinary Incontinence in Ambulatory Women: Feasibility, Tolerability, and Change in Incontinence Frequency Over 3 Months in a Single-Center Randomized Trial (2019)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Breakdown of Findings: Yoga is a popular form of exercise with many physical and mental health benefits. When practiced with an emphasis on mindful awareness of specific body structures, it can be used to help women identify and control their pelvic floor muscles to decrease incontinence. Despite the interest in yoga by women with incontinence, […]
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UTIs in Residential Aged Care (2018)

January 13, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This was a retrospective observational study of residents within two different LTC facilities. Facility A was a 30-bed facility and the average age of the residents was 81 years (age range of 57-93 years) and 72% of them were women. Facility B was a 100-bed facility what was split into two wards (X and Y). […]
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