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Chair Yoga

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Yoga is a beneficial mode of exercise for all populations and can improve flexibility, strength, and mental health. Some people may not be able to safely engage in traditional yoga, and require chair-level modifications. This handout covers a variety of yoga exercises that can be performed in the chair.
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Older Adult Fall Prevention: Core Concepts

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Falls are among a leading cause of physical injury, disability, and death for the older adult population and are connected to the interrelated aspects of cognition, physical abilities, and the environment. This handout details fall prevention concepts related to these aspects of fall risk for older adults and provides education, insight, and ideas for patients, […]
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Preeclampsia and Bed Rest in Pregnancy

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides information about preeclampsia and bed rest during pregnancy, with a focus on maintaining meaningful activities when the client has limited ability to engage in physical activity.
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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides foundational information about pelvic floor dysfunction, including an HEP handout with basic pelvic floor exercises. Cho, S. T., & Kim, K. H. (2021). Pelvic floor muscle exercise and training for coping with urinary incontinence. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 17(6), 379–387.
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Principles of Neuroplasticity

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides key principles of neuroplasticity with considerations to incorporate into treatment to maximize improvement through neuroplasticity. Kleim, J. A., & Jones, T. A. (2008). Principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity: implications for rehabilitation after brain damage. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51(1), S225–S239.
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Muscle Tension Dysphagia

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This quick reference guide captures the basics of muscle tension dysphagia and outlines some available treatment options. Kang CH, Hentz JG, Lott DG. Muscle Tension Dysphagia: Symptomology and Theoretical Framework. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Nov;155(5):837-842. da Cunha Pereira G, de Oliveira Lemos I, Dalbosco Gadenz C, Cassol M. Effects of Voice Therapy on Muscle […]
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Cognitive Strategies Framework for Cleaning and Home Organization

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This is a framework for cognitive strategies while referencing a functional spring cleaning and home organization checklist to improve independence and accuracy for patients with cognitive communication deficits that impact attention, organization, problem-solving, and executive function tasks. Gopi Y, Wilding E, Madan CR. Memory rehabilitation: restorative, specific knowledge acquisition, compensatory, and holistic approaches. Cogn Process. […]
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Password Logbook Memory Strategy

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource is a compensatory memory strategy for people with a brain injury, providing a space to keep all login and password information organized.
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What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
MCI is often under-diagnosed and under-reported for individuals after a stroke, but is highly common. This handout offers an overview of the diagnosis for patients. Petersen, R. C., Lopez, O., Armstrong, M. J., Getchius, T. S., Ganguli, M., Gloss, D., … & Rae-Grant, A. (2018). Practice guideline update summary: Mild cognitive impairment: Report of the […]
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