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Tips for Keeping Your Cartilage Healthy

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout outlines several tips that can be used to help people with joint pain keep their cartilage healthy in their lower extremities. Video on how to use this resource: Driban, J. B., Harkey, M. S., Barbe, M. F., Ward, R. J., MacKay, J. W., Davis, J. E., Lu, B., Price, L. L., Eaton, C. […]
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Dry Needling for Lateral Epicondylitis

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource for clinicians outlines dry needling protocols that can be used for lateral epicondylitis. Video on how to use this resource: Lucado, A. M., Day, J. M., Vincent, J. I., MacDermid, J. C., Fedorczyk, J., Grewal, R., & Martin, R. L. (2022). Lateral elbow pain and muscle function impairments. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports […]
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Gardening with OT

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers ways to incorporate gardening into functional therapy. Video on how to use this resource:
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Abdominal Precautions

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This simple handout can be used for patient and family education on following abdominal precautions. Video on how to use this resource:
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Blueberries Improve Pain, Gait Performance, and Inflammation in Individuals With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis (2019)

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Blueberries have a high amount of polyphenols, and these may have anti-inflammatory effects. This study examined the effect of blueberry consumption on joint pain in people with knee OA.  A double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial was conducted. A total of 63 participants with symptomatic OA were enrolled in the study between the ages of 45 and […]
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“Putting the Occupation Back in Occupational Therapy:” A Survey of Occupational Therapy Practitioners’ Use of Gardening as an Intervention (2014)

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Gardening has been equated with positive health outcomes for individuals with physical and mental health issues, and the benefits have been shown to transcend socioeconomic, educational, and cultural boundaries, and to be a cost-effective therapeutic activity. Ninety-one occupational therapy practitioners across all practice settings initially responded to a 15-question survey developed by the authors, but […]
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Spinal Precautions

March 16, 2023 by txinsights.
This handout covers spinal precautions and can be used for patient and caregiver education.
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Scar Massage as a Home Program

March 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This document is meant to be given to patients who have had a recent operation or trauma that resulted in a linear incision or laceration. The document outlines manual massage techniques from a patient perspective. Video on how to use this resource: Andrade, C.-K., & Clifford, P. (2008). Outcome-based massage: From evidence to practice. Wolters […]
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Percutaneous Electrolysis in the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylalgia: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial (2020)

March 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Lateral epicondylalgia (LE) is commonly caused by tendinopathy of the extensor tendons at the lateral epicondyle. This is characterized by disorganization of collagen fibers, hypervascularization, and tissue granulation. Trigger point dry needling (TDN) and eccentric exercises are commonly utilized, but percutaneous electrolysis (PE) is less well known and is theorized to produce a local inflammatory […]
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Fine Motor Push Pin Activity

March 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This material addresses fine motor skills, particularly using a tripod grasp. Video on how to use this resource:
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