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Working and living though the COVID crisis: reflections of an SLP

Working and living though the COVID crisis: reflections of an SLP

Thursday has always been my favorite day of the week.  The work week is 80% over, it’s buffalo chicken day in the cafeteria at work, and there’s not the pressure of getting home on time to start the weekend.   It’s like a nice calm before the weekend storm.  I really miss loving Thursdays… Lately, no […]

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Oven Fever: Baking therapy in Quarantine

Oven Fever: Baking therapy in Quarantine

An Occupational Therapist’s analysis of what is going on with the current ‘baking in quarantine’ craze??? Unless you have been sheltering-in-place under a rock, or nursing a broken oven, you are very likely aware of a growing phenom that is affecting millions of people worldwide- a baking craze! I guess the combination of watching repeats […]

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Living with Brain Injury

Living with Brain Injury

Living with Brain Injury: A collection of insights we wish we had known along our journey with brain injury “My brain is scrambled”, my husband sighs in frustration. This is my cue to pause, step back, and reassess. Picturing Kyle’s overstimulated thoughts as a messy breakfast item is his lighthearted way of reminding me, “hey, […]

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Break into Bariatric Care: First Steps for Occupational Therapists

Break into Bariatric Care: First Steps for Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapy is breaking into bariatric care, an area where we have been under utilized despite being well prepared to address the needs of the patient population.  Interested?  Read on to get those first steps underway! Understanding the Bariatric Population The field of bariatrics focuses on the causes of, prevention of and treatment of patients […]

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Have you heard?  Occupational Therapy’s Value in Jail is Big News

Have you heard? Occupational Therapy’s Value in Jail is Big News

The value of occupational therapy as a community-based service in jail settings is becoming better understood as more research becomes available.  Read up on what these services look like and why you should care… Occupational Therapy in Community Services Community-based occupational therapy services in jail is becoming increasingly common, especially as the body of knowledge […]

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Shoulder Subluxation and Stroke:  Can These Three Methods Save a Shoulder?

Shoulder Subluxation and Stroke: Can These Three Methods Save a Shoulder?

Shoulder subluxation after stroke can be quite puzzling for therapists to treat.  Can these three treatment methods save a shoulder? How a shoulder subluxation rears its ugly head can vary greatly–it may develop more quickly with some patients than others, it may be painful or even go completely unnoticed.  As therapists, regardless of the how […]

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Self Care and Dementia: 5 Steps to Promote Agency

Self Care and Dementia: 5 Steps to Promote Agency

Completing self care activities including dressing and bathing can be a stressful and frightful experience for the patient with dementia.  They are exposed, potentially in an unfamiliar environment and all too often being made to follow the lead of another person. Let’s talk about 5 steps we as practitioners and caregivers can take to promote […]

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Heterotopic Ossification: Why Therapists Need to Know HO

Heterotopic Ossification: Why Therapists Need to Know HO

Heterotopic Ossification can be confusing, misunderstood and underdiagnosed in sensitive patient populations including TBI, SCI and ortho. Learn why HO is not your average diagnosis and what you can do to protect your patients. Why Therapists Need to Know Heterotopic Ossification Abnormal bone growth in non-osseous tissues like muscle and other connective tissue?  It sounds like a […]

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Fall Prevention: It is So Much More than Rug Removal

Fall Prevention: It is So Much More than Rug Removal

I’m definitely not saying rugs aren’t public enemy #1 when it comes to fall prevention–in fact my peers have joked before about my personal vendetta against the throw rug.  But fall prevention is a much bigger issue–falls are the #1 cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma and death from injury among people 65 […]

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Top Tips for Preventing Hospital Readmission

Top Tips for Preventing Hospital Readmission

How Nurses Can Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions Reducing hospital readmissions is not only better for your patients’ health—it can also prevent your healthcare facility from facing financial penalties. Fortunately, there are many ways nurses can help reduce hospital readmissions. Read on to learn how to better assist your patients with our tips! Key Strategies for […]

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Forestall the Fatigue: 3 ways to help Cancer Related Fatigue

Forestall the Fatigue: 3 ways to help Cancer Related Fatigue

Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF) can be one of the most limiting factors for your patients – but how, as clinicians, can we help to manage- or even improve- this issue? Here, we delve into understanding CRF, how prevalent it is, and our three top ways to assist with this challenging and debilitating problem. Understanding CRF […]

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5 Occupational Therapy Tips for Dining out with Dysphagia

5 Occupational Therapy Tips for Dining out with Dysphagia

Promotion of a healthy swallow is often front and center in treating dysphagia…but the cultural and personal importance of dining out cannot be understated. Dysphagia is a chronic condition that occupational therapy can have an important, empowering role in. Eating is one of the most essential occupations, rich with social and cultural meaning.  Whether it […]

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The Best Shoes to use when Engaging in Lymphedema Therapy

The Best Shoes to use when Engaging in Lymphedema Therapy

When your patient has chronic edema or lymphedema, your therapy may need to include Complete Decongestive Treatment (CDT). CDT includes manual lymphatic drainage, compression, skin care, exercises, and patient education- and is the gold standard of treatment for those with swelling issues. It, however, can come with some complications- namely, what are the best shoes […]

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Keeping Your Cool:  How to Stay Calm at Work in Healthcare

Keeping Your Cool:  How to Stay Calm at Work in Healthcare

Someone once was quoted as saying “You can’t control what happens to you.  You can only control how you react to it.”  This statement couldn’t be more true… but especially when it comes to clinicians, working with those who have sustained a neurological injury. Controlling your reactions is easier said than done. To stay calm […]

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Physical Therapy Continuing Education: Kickstart Your Career in 2022!

Physical Therapy Continuing Education: Kickstart Your Career in 2022!

How to Choose the Best Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses With so many physical therapy continuing education courses out there, it can be difficult to know which ones to choose to further develop your professional skills. Fortunately, ARC Seminars makes it easy to do so, offering a number of courses to choose from in a […]

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What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)?

Understanding the types and uses of vestibular rehabilitation therapy can help you to better serve patients. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a type of physical therapy used to alleviate problems caused by vestibular (inner ear) disorders such as vertigo, dizziness, gaze instability, imbalance, and falls.

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Environmental Modifications for Treating Patients with Dementia

Environmental Modifications for Treating Patients with Dementia

When treating patients with dementia, implementing environmental modifications can increase their independence at home while simultaneously improving their physical safety and mental health. Internal or external modifications to patients’ residences may also help minimize some of the psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia.

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Going from Help-LESS to Help-FUL in the Fight Against Cancer

Going from Help-LESS to Help-FUL in the Fight Against Cancer

Knowing someone with cancer can trigger a wide range of emotions, ranging from initial denial to feelings of helplessness and frustration. Many people also experience intense anger, often fueled by an inescapable reality that, unless you’re an oncologist or a medical scientist working on innovative cancer treatments or even a cure, cancer figuratively has your […]

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Transgender and Gender Affirmative Voice Therapy

Transgender and Gender Affirmative Voice Therapy

For gender divisive people and the transgender community, however, a voice that doesn’t correspond with gender expression and identity can feel upsetting and invalidating. Fortunately, a growing awareness for transgender rights and a need for proper support within the medical field has led to a growing number of speech-language services for gender affirmative voice therapy.

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Critical Ethical Considerations for Dysphagia Treatment

Critical Ethical Considerations for Dysphagia Treatment

It’s critical for clinicians and caregivers to know how to competently and compassionately approach dysphagia, so patients can safely receive adequate nutrition, hydration, and care. However, given the complexity of swallowing disorders, ethical challenges are not uncommon.

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