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Older Adult Fall Prevention: Core Concepts

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Falls are among a leading cause of physical injury, disability, and death for the older adult population and are connected to the interrelated aspects of cognition, physical abilities, and the environment. This handout details fall prevention concepts related to these aspects of fall risk for older adults and provides education, insight, and ideas for patients, […]
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Chair Yoga

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Yoga is a beneficial mode of exercise for all populations and can improve flexibility, strength, and mental health. Some people may not be able to safely engage in traditional yoga, and require chair-level modifications. This handout covers a variety of yoga exercises that can be performed in the chair.
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Get Moving BINGO

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This material uses the classic bingo-style game with exercises to provide a fun way to participate in group exercise classes.
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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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The Dynamic Use of the Kawa Model: A Scoping Review (2022)

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This scoping review considered articles published in peer-reviewed journals or unpublished dissertations and theses that directly investigated the use of the Kawa model. A total of 10 research articles and three unpublished dissertations met the criteria and were critically reviewed for thematic analysis.  The thematic analysis identified the following themes regarding the Kawa model and […]
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Kawa Model

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This therapy material uses the Kawa Model as an intervention in order to educate about the role of occupational therapy, and help with goal setting and motivation. Video on how to use this resource: Carmody, S., Nolan, R., Ni Chonchuir, N., Curry, M., Halligan, C., & Robinson, K. (2007). The guiding nature of the kawa […]
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Apple Watch Safety Features

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout explains the safety features of the Apple Watch, a socially acceptable wearable technology. Video on how to use this resource:
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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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