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Six Determinants of Gait

December 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This clinical reference outlines the six major determinants in normal and pathological gait that can be evaluated and treated by occupational therapy practitioners to improve functional mobility efficiency, safety, and independence. Saunders, J. B., Inman, V. T., & Eberhart, H. D. (1953). The major determinants in normal and pathological gait. The Journal of Bone and […]
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Immediate Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Ankle Stability (2020)

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The purpose of this study was to determine if kinesiology tape improved ankle stability by increasing activation of stabilizing muscles of the ankle. Twenty-seven male (N=16) and female (N-11) volunteers were recruited. To be included, they had to be over the age of 18 and in good health with no injuries in the legs in […]
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How To Tape for Lateral Ankle Sprains

August 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This is a quick reference piece for clinicians or patients outlining how to tape an ankle to reduce the risk of lateral ankle sprains. Video on how to use this resource: Vuurberg, G., Hoorntje, A., Wink, L. M., Van der Doelen, B. F., Van den Bekerom, M. P., Dekker, R., Van Dijk, C. N., Krips, […]
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Vehicle Modifications and Adaptive Equipment

May 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers different types of adaptive equipment and modifications that can be made to vehicles to improve driving after injury or illness. Video on how to use this resource:
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Figure-of-Eight Measurement

October 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This will assist clinicians in properly performing figure-of-eight measurement to assess foot and/or ankle edema. Borthwick, Y., Paul, L., Sneddon, M., McAlpine, L., & Miller, C. (2013). Reliability and validity of the figure-of-eight method of measuring hand size in patients with breast cancer-related lymphoedema. European Journal of Cancer Care, 22(2), 196–201. Devoogdt, N., Cavaggion, C., […]
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Edema

August 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
For clinicians who need a quick clinical reference for grading, measuring, and treatment strategies for edema. Ahmadinejad, M., Razban, F., Jahani, Y., & Heravi, F. (2022). Limb edema in critically ill patients: Comparing intermittent compression and elevation. International Wound Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13704 Pellecchia, G. L. (2003). Figure-of-eight method of measuring hand size: Journal of Hand Therapy, […]
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Clinical Tests of Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy: Are They Reliable, and How Well Are They Reflected in Structural Changes on Imaging? (2021)

June 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
Physical examination maneuvers are commonly utilized to assist therapists with the diagnosis of tibialis posterior tendinopathy (TPT) but little is known about their reliability and relationship to imaging. A prospective cohort study was conducted in 52 people with medial foot/ankle pain. Subjects underwent a clinical examination for TPT by two physical therapists and an ultrasound […]
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Foot-Core Injury Prevention Program

June 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This piece outlines an evidence based program for preventing running related injuries. It is designed to be provided to runners as they return to sport. Taddei, U. T., Matias, A. B., Duarte, M., & Sacco, I. C. (2020). Foot core training to prevent running-related injuries: A survival analysis of a single-blind, randomized controlled trial. The […]
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What Is Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy?

June 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout outlines tibialis posterior tendinopathy (TPT). It is designed as a handout to provide to people with TPT. It outlines what TPT is and what to expect regarding treatment and recovery. Ling, S. K., & Lui, T. H. (2017). Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction: An overview. The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 11(1), 714-723.Kulig, K., Lederhaus, E. […]
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Bracing Superior to Neuromuscular Training for the Prevention of Self-Reported Recurrent Ankle Sprains: A Three-Arm Randomised Controlled Trial (2014)

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
The presently examined study sought to determine if bracing, neuromuscular training, or a combination of bracing and neuromuscular training is superior for reducing the recurrence rate of ankle sprains after 1 year. It was a three arm randomized controlled trial with a 12 month follow-up period. Participants were eligible if they had a lateral ankle […]
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