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Different Types of Falls and Prevalence of Anticipated Physiologic Falls

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

February 22, 2016

Can you please review the different types of falls and why anticipated physiologic is so prevalent?   Read More


Syndactyly Release Treatment

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

February 15, 2016

With regards to syndactyly release, do you work on grip strength as well or are you more concerned with functional grasp first?   Read More


Does the Goal Attainment Scaling need certification?

Amanda Acord-Vira, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS

February 8, 2016

Does the Goal Attainment Scaling need certification?   Read More


Do you prefer the taping over the strapping for subluxed shoulders?

Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP

February 1, 2016

Do you prefer the taping over the strapping for subluxed shoulders?   Read More


What are the measures that you use frequently in pediatric neurorehabilitation?

Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP

January 25, 2016

What are the measures that you use frequently in pediatric neurorehabilitation?   Read More


The treatment of the pediatric hand patient

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

January 18, 2016

Do you find with fractures, unlike with tendon laceration, children can be more active earlier than adults?   Read More


What is an example of culture-rich points?

Sean Getty, MS, OTR/L

January 11, 2016

What is an example of culture-rich points?   Read More


Are there instances when OT roles overlap with psychology when treating in primary care?

Sue Dahl-Popolizio, DBH, OTR/L, CHT

January 4, 2016

Are there instances when OT roles overlap with psychology when treating in primary care?   Read More


Why aren't learning disabilities mentioned when discussing sensory integration and sensory processing topics?

Cindy Clough, MS, OT

December 28, 2015

Learning disabilities seemed not to be mentioned with sensory integration and sensory processing. Is there a reason?   Read More


Alcohol and the older adult: The screening process

Susan Swinehart, OTD, MS, OTR, FAOTA

December 21, 2015

During the screening process, would you advise to bring the family in as well?   Read More


Why are molded and aggressive contoured seating systems not recommended for bariatric clients?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

December 15, 2015

Why are molded and aggressive contoured seating systems not recommended for bariatric clients?   Read More


Seating: Matching Client Needs to Product

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

December 7, 2015

How do I decide on seating products for a client?   Read More


Electronic Aids To Daily Living

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 30, 2015

What is our take home message when it comes to electronic aids to daily living?   Read More


What Is Interhemispheric Inhibition?

Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L, CBIST

November 23, 2015

What is interhemispheric inhibition?   Read More


How Do I Resolve When A Patient Cannot Give Informed Consent And Family Members Disagree?

Rachel Wynn, MS, CCC-SLP

November 16, 2015

If a client cannot give informed consent and family members disagree, how do I resolve this?   Read More


How Did You Decide To Make The Cutaneous Anchor System?

Debra Latour, OTD, M.Ed. Advanced Practice of Occupational Therapy, OTR/L

November 9, 2015

How did you decide to make the cutaneous anchor system as an alternative to the harness for upper limb prosthetic use?   Read More


How Do We Prioritize Seating Challenges During a Wheelchair Evaluation?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 2, 2015

These challenges that we see in seating often are not seen in isolation. We see combinations of them. How do we prioritize them during a wheelchair evaluation?   Read More


During a Seating Evaluation, How Do You Handle Tone?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 26, 2015

When tone is variable, how many times do you re-measure or what is your recommendation for how to handle during a seating evaluation?   Read More


What Are Some Common Comorbidities That You Often See With A Prosthesis?

Debra Latour, OTD, M.Ed. Advanced Practice of Occupational Therapy, OTR/L

October 19, 2015

What are some common comorbidities that you often see with a prosthesis?   Read More


How Often Should a Person Be Re-Evaluated or Refitted for a New Prosthesis?

Debra Latour, OTD, M.Ed. Advanced Practice of Occupational Therapy, OTR/L

October 12, 2015

How often should a person be re-evaluated or refitted for a new prosthesis?   Read More