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Lifestyle Choices to Support Brain Health

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout covers a variety of lifestyle choices that support brain health. Gomes Gonçalves N, Vidal Ferreira N, Khandpur N, et al. Association Between Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods and Cognitive Decline. JAMA Neurol. 2023;80(2):142–150. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.4397 Martini D. (2019). Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet. Nutrients, 11(8), 1802. Paluch A., Bajpai S., Bassett D., Carnethon M., Eklund […]
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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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Stress-Strain Relationship in Soft Tissue

December 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This clinical reference includes a visual depiction of the stress-strain relationship that can be used to explain principles of soft tissue mechanics, such as stress, strain, total end range time, and low load long-duration approaches for managing soft tissue adaptive shortening. It also provides clinical information on these concepts related to soft tissue stretching.
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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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Heat and Cold Therapy Reduce Pain in Patients With Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 32 Randomized Controlled Trials (2021)

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, is the feeling of pain or muscle stiffness that follows an intense bout of physical exercise. Specifically, DOMS symptoms increase for the first 24 hours, peak between 1-3 days, and then subside entirely within a week. The mechanism behind DOMS is not totally understood, but it is thought to […]
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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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Minimizing the Concurrent Training Interference Effect

May 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource is a guideline for clinicians who work with clients needing strength, power, and cardiovascular adaptations. It discusses strategies to minimize the concurrent training effect. Video on how to use this resource: Schumann, M., Feuerbacher, J. F., Sünkeler, M., Freitag, N., Rønnestad, B., Doma, K., & Lundberg, T. (2021). Compatibility of concurrent aerobic and […]
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Reliability and Sensitivity of Nocturnal Heart Rate and Heart-Rate Variability in Monitoring Individual Responses to Training Load (2022)

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This study evaluated the reliability of a full-night (FN), a 4-hour segment starting in the beginning of the night after 30 minutes of being asleep (4H), and a first thing in the morning (FTM) HRV measurement in response to standardized endurance exercise training loads. Subjects in this study were recruited for a different, larger study […]
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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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Heart Rate Variability Monitoring

April 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout is helpful for anyone looking to use heart rate variability monitoring for health and wellness purposes. Video on how to use this resource: NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, French, D., & Ronda, L. T. (2021). NSCA’s essentials of sport science. Human Kinetics Publishers. Nuuttila, O., Seipäjärvi, S., Kyröläinen, H., & Nummela, A. […]
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