Clinical Resources

Physical Rehab in Trauma Care & Acute Recovery
March 17, 2021
Trauma care refers to specialized medical services and resources to patients suffering from traumatic injuries such as f…
Amputation and Limb Loss
March 23, 2021
Jen Thompson, MS, OTR/L and Marissa Rewak, DPT, PT Helpful definitions Acquired amputation: limb loss that occurs after …
Anxiety
March 17, 2021
By: Merry Simonyan, LCSW  What is Anxiety?   Anxiety is worry or an uneasy feeling that occurs when we th…
Aphasia
March 19, 2021
What is Aphasia? Aphasia is an acquired neurogenic language disorder resulting from an injury to the brain- most typical…
Apraxia of Speech
March 23, 2021
Acquired Apraxia of Speech (AOS) Overview Part I: Background What is Acquired Apraxia of Speech? Apraxia is a motor diso…
Motor Apraxia
March 23, 2021
Apraxia Overview Jen Thompson, MS, OTR/L Terminology: Apraxia: inability to implement purposeful movement, that cannot b…
Balance and Falling
March 19, 2021
Impairments and Functional Limitations:Muscle weakness (specifically quadriceps, ankle dorsiflexors, ankle plantarflexor…
Breathing
March 19, 2021
Breathing is so important to regulate our body. It impacts both physical and mental health. Breathing is the way our...
Burn Rehabilitation
March 19, 2021
Be aware of medical needs:  Assess presence of inhalation injury and secure airway. Patients with inhalation injuri…
Concussion
March 19, 2021
An injury to the brain that occurs after a blow or trauma to the head, including: Direct impact to the...
Why is Documentation in Healthcare Important?
March 26, 2021
Documentation is a critical vehicle for conveying essential clinical information about each patient’s diagnosis, treat…
Motor Speech Disorders
March 18, 2021
What is a motor speech disorder (MSD)? “speech disorders resulting from neurologic impairments affecting planning, pro…
Dysphagia
April 13, 2021
What is Dysphagia? Difficulty or inefficient swallowing that can cause coughing, choking, or aspiration (inhalation) of …
Ergonomics
August 13, 2021
What is Ergonomics? Ergonomics is the study of the kind of work you do, the environment you work in, and...
Hierarchy for Mobilizing Critical Care Patients
March 19, 2021
If the patient is unconscious and sedated but cleared by the doctor to begin therapy/activity Gently bend and straighten…
Grief and Loss
March 21, 2021
By: Merry Simonyan, LCSWGrief is a natural and normal reaction to someone/something passing. Everyone’s journey isdiff…
Mindfulness
March 21, 2021
By: Dr. Angela Garcia Lopez Mindfulness, the art of being present, can be a crucial tool not only for healing...
What is Occupational Therapy?
April 13, 2021
Occupational therapy – the use of purposeful activity or interventions to promote health and achieve functional ou…
Lower Body
April 8, 2021
Common Orthopedic Injuries: Stress Fracture: As the name suggests, too much stress on an affected area is the biggest re…
Upper Body Orthopedic Injuries
March 21, 2021
Types of Injuries/Pathology Fractures of the Wrist  Smith’s fracture – fracture of the distal radius with v…
How Pain Works
March 26, 2021
Prolonged pain puts the nervous system to a persistent state of high reactivity Over time, this may include heightened s…
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
March 21, 2021
Peripheral nerve – A nerve belonging to the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS), a network of 43 pairs of motor and...
Physical Therapy in the United States
March 21, 2021
What is Physical Therapy? “Physical therapy is care that aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live...
Self-Care
March 23, 2021
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) refer to those activities involved in caring for one’s own body. They enable basic s…
What is Speech-Language Pathology?
April 13, 2021
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), speech-language pathologists facilitate in prevent…
SCI Guide
March 21, 2021
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?  A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that causes loss of...
Stroke Overview
April 12, 2021
Stroke /Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA): disease of cerebral vasculature resulting in failure to supply oxygen to cells. …
Dysfluency
March 21, 2021
What is Developmental Stuttering? Developmental stuttering is disruption to the flow of speech that may include repetiti…
Swelling and Edema
March 18, 2021
Transfer of fluids from the body’s blood stream to interstitial tissue  The body’s natural and initial response…
Transfers
March 23, 2021
There are several ways of moving or “transferring” an individual to a chair. Initially, a walker with two wheels in.…
Understanding Trauma and Its Impact
March 23, 2021
By: Marian Ayvazyan, LMHC  What is trauma and who is affected?  Definition of trauma  The three E’s of …
TBI Assessment and Treatment Guide
March 23, 2021
What is TBI? TBI stands from Traumatic Brain Injury and can occur when there is direct trauma to the head...
Vestibular Disorders
March 21, 2021
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Symptoms: Feeling that you are spinning or moving Usually takes about 5 seco…
Guide to Voice Disorders
March 21, 2021
Part 1: Background What is a Voice Disorder?  A voice disorder occurs when voice quality, pitch, and loudness diffe…
How to Measure for Wheelchair Seating
March 21, 2021
It is important to have a wheelchair that fits appropriately. If a wheelchair is the wrong size, it can lead...
Wound Care
March 21, 2021
Physiology of a Wound & Wound Healing Wound Classification: Acute Wound– is any surgical wound that heals by p…

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