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Physiotherapy for Functional Motor Disorders: A Consensus Recommendation (2015)

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
FND can present in a variety of ways. Weakness, paralysis, tremor, and dystonia that are not caused by a standard neurological condition are considered common symptoms. Functional neurologic disorders have become an increasingly prevalent condition in the US and UK and physical therapy is often recommended. Overall, there have been limited peer reviewed studies investigating […]
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Evidence Based Practice To Improve Walking After Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, or Brain Injury

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This document outlines evidence for improving walking function after neurologic damage. It is based on a clinical practice guideline. Video on how to use this resource: Hornby G, Reisman DS, Ward IG, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function Following Chronic Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury . Journal of Neurologic Physical […]
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Treatment for Functional Neurological Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This document outlines general principles of treatment for someone with a functional neurological disorder (FND). Video on how to use this resource: Vassilopoulos, A., Mohammad, S., Dure, L., Kozlowska, K., & Fobian, A. D. (2022). Treatment Approaches for Functional Neurological Disorders in Children. Current treatment options in neurology, 24(2), 77–97. Nielsen et al. (2020). Management […]
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Functional Neurological Disorder

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This document outlines what functional neurological disorder is and is written in a way that can be provided as a patient handout. Video on how to use this resource: Nielsen G. (2016). Physical treatment of functional neurologic disorders. Handbook of clinical neurology, 139, 555–569.
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What Is Huntington’s Disease?

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This document can be a patient or caregiver handout or a quick easy reference for clinicians and students that are getting ready to work with someone with Huntington’s disease. Video on how to use this resource: Roos R. A. (2010). Huntington’s disease: a clinical review. Orphanet journal of rare diseases, 5, 40.  McColgan, P., & […]
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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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Resource Roadmap Show – PT – #04

May 9, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This course covers how to use the following resources from the Therapy Insights library: What is Psoriatic Arthritis?, Sleeping Positions for People with Spinal Pain, Carpal Anatomy and Diagnostic Resource for Clinicians, What is Huntington’s Disease?, Should I Use Hot or Cold?
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The Importance of Standing

May 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout is intended for those who have low mobility and may need to use a standing frame, or who need extra motivation to work toward standing strength and/or tolerance. Video on how to use this resource:
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High Intensity Gait Training After Neurologic Condition

May 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This document is a resource for clinicians trying to improve walking function for patients with central nervous system impairments. Video on how to use this resource: Hornby G, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function Following Chronic Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury . Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy . 2020;44(2):49-100 Ardestani, […]
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