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Adaptive Sports

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout outlines different adaptive sports to encourage wheelchair users to engage in leisure activities. Video on how to use this resource:
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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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Incentive Spirometer

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides basic education about incentive spirometry, including who should use an incentive spirometer, its benefits of use, how to use it, and normative values. Video on how to use this resource: Polgar, G., & Weng, T. R. (1979). The functional development of the respiratory system: from the period of gestation to adulthood. American […]
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Grooming Nails

May 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource offers different compensatory strategies and adaptive equipment for improving independence with grooming nails. Video on how to use this resource:
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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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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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“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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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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Child-Rearing

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource covers ways to work on child-rearing skills in functional therapy. Video on how to use this resource:
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