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Cranial Nerve Treatment Options

Published by <p>This handout gives a general overview of the nerve functions and treatment options. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of treatment options since every approach is specific to the injury. Goyal, H., & Koley, S. (2021). Comparison of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Neuromuscular Re-education with Conventional Treatment and Home Based Exercise Plan […] <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>

Avoiding Pressure Ulcers

Published by <p>Do you have a patient who is at risk for skin breakdown? This document provides simple and effective tips and recommendations for those with the risk of integument breakdown. Send a patient or caregiver home with these strategies to better improve patient compliance and outcomes. Goodman CC, Fuller KS (2021) Goodman and Fuller’s pathology: Implications […] <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>

Pushing Behavior

Published by <p>This resource provides therapists a background of pushing behavior, quick assessments, and treatment ideas. <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>

PNF Patterns

Published by <p>This handout covers a variety of coping skills that can be used for those struggling with their mental health, as well as difficulty coping with illness and/or injury. <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>

8% Capsaicin Patch in Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain (2020)

Published by <p>This article snapshot summarizes findings from a study attempting to evaluate the efficacy of a 8% capsaicin patch for reducing peripheral neuropathic pain. A retroactive observational design was conducted in 120 patients with neuropathic pain treated with an 8% capsaicin patch in Portugal. The authors wanted to determine if this capsaicin patch would reduce pain […] <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>

Treatment of Charcot Neuroarthropathy and Osteomyelitis of the Same Foot: A Retrospective Cohort Study (2017)

Published by <p>In total 40 subjects were selected for inclusion in the study. A total of 60 cases were analyzed since some individuals had multiple occurrences of Charcot Neuroarthropathy and simultaneous osteomyelitis. Subject’s medical history was collected between 2002 and 2012 in a large outpatient, urban orthopedic university hospital. Inclusion criteria were a diagnosis of Charcot Neuroarthropathy, […] <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>

The Relationship Between Nerve Conduction Study and Clinical Grading of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2016)

Published by <p>There are many proposed ways to examine and diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in the current literature. The authors of the presently examined study sought to determine if sensory and motor nerve conduction studies are correlated with clinical severity grading in people with CTS. A prospective case control design was utilized and was conducted in […] <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>

Efficacy of Early Physical Therapy in Severe Bell’s Palsy (2013)

Published by <p>Bell’s palsy (BP) is the most frequent form of peripheral facial nerve palsy. From 69% to 85% of those with BP experience complete spontaneous recovery. However, partial motor recovery, synkinesis, hemifacial spasm, contractures, salivation, and lacrimation alterations often persist in remaining cases. Pharmacological treatment with corticosteroids has been shown to be effective if administered within […] <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>

The Management of Drooling in Adults with Neurological Conditions (2012)

Published by <p>Starting with the physical, the authors note with four sources how drooling can create chapping, infection, dehydration, and even odor. These symptoms can be compounded by the psychosocial aspect. With drooling, the risk of patients being infantilized is real, and can impact how the support system of a patient reacts to them. Drooling can also […] <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>

What to Expect with a Peripheral Nerve Injury

Published by <p>This handout focuses on educating them on their specific injury and what to expect. It covers peripheral nerve injury and focuses on diabetic neuropathy and severity of peripheral nerve lesions. <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>