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Vascular Claudication: What to Expect

Published by <p>Vascular claudication can cause intermittent pain in the leg when active. Knowing what vascular claudication is, what to expect, and potential treatment options is useful to people who suffer from this condition and for the clinicians who treat people with vascular claudication. This handout outlines what intermittent vascular claudication is, what to expect, and potential […] <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>

Exercise Protocol for Vascular Claudication

Published by <p>Vascular claudication can cause intermittent debilitating leg pain with walking. Exercise has been shown to be effective for improving walking distance and pain free walking distance in people who have this condition especially when supervised. Not everyone, however, has access to physical therapy services for supervised treatment. This intervention piece briefly discusses the state 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>

Exercise and Diabetes Management

Published by <p>People with diabetes commonly receive medical interventions and medications to manage their type 2 diabetes. Several musculoskeletal pain disorders are more common in people with diabetes and physical therapists frequently treat patients with these problems. Having educational resources outlining exercise to help manage diabetes is common sense to improve health and maximize outcome in people […] <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>

Examination Techniques for Vascular Claudication

Published by <p>Vascular claudication is common in people who smoke or have diabetes. People with these conditions also usually have other comorbidities such as back pain, spinal stenosis, diabetic neuropathy, and other comorbidities which makes identifying and managing vascular claudication difficult. This resource outlines several ways the therapist can differentiate between vascular related leg pain and back […] <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>

Diabetic Ulcers: What to Expect

Published by <p>Diabetic ulcers can have long lasting and significant consequences if left untreated. This handout provides general information concerning what causes diabetic ulcers, what they are, who is at risk, and how they are treated and prevented. <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>

Diabetic Ulcers: Footwear Guidelines

Published by <p>Diabetic ulcers are a complication to diabetes that can lead to infection and amputations. Providing guidelines for footwear may be beneficial to reduce the risk of developing a diabetic ulcer. This resource outlines several evidence based guidelines to reduce the risk of developing diabetic ulcers. <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>

Diabetic Neuropathy

Published by <p>Learning to manage diabetes can be overwhelming. For those newly diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy, this handout answers questions about the causes, symptoms, and treatment, as well as the role of therapy at different stages of neuropathy symptoms. <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>

Carbohydrate Counting for People with Diabetes

Published by <p>This task walks patients through the process of calculating a healthy level of carbohydrate intake based on their own personal goals, age, and activity level. They then practice reading actual nutrition fact labels to calculate how many carbohydrates are in a meal that they enjoy. <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>

Charcot Foot

Published by <p>Peripheral neuropathy and diabetes mellitus affects a huge number of adults.  The complications of Diabetes are vast and one of the more immobilizing complications is Charcot Foot.  This handout describes the diagnosis. It is a great resource to give patients who have developed arthropathy or are at risk. <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>