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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

 


Do Any Of The Prostheses Have The Ability To Use Touch Screen Technology Such As With An iPad?

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

October 5, 2015

Do any of the prostheses have the ability to use touch screen technology such as with an iPad?   Read More


How Do You Get a Person with Cancer to Exercise?

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

September 28, 2015

How do you get a person with fatigue from cancer to exercise?   Read More

  


What is an Orthosis?

Jared Howell, MS, CPO, LPO

September 22, 2015

What is an orthosis?   Read More

   


How Can We Prevent Repetitive Stress Injuries with Computer Use?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

September 17, 2015

How can we prevent repetitive stress injuries with computer use?   Read More

 


When Should a Child Move From Riding in a Car Seat to Riding in Their Mobility Base?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 31, 2015

When should a child move from riding in a car seat to riding in their mobility base?   Read More

 


Why is Letter Tracing Not Thought to be Effective in Teaching Motor Plans?

Helene Gillespie, Ph.D., OTR/L

August 24, 2015

Why is tracing around letters not thought to be effective in teaching motor plans?   Read More

 


What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Power Seat Lift?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 18, 2015

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a power seat lift?   Read More


What Are the Different Drive Wheel Configurations in a Power Wheelchair?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 11, 2015

What are the different drive wheel configurations in a power wheelchair?   Read More


Do You Need Special Training on ICU Equipment for an Early Mobility Program?

Marla R. Robinson, MSc, OTR/L, BCPR, BT-C, FAOTA, Cheryl Esbrook, OTR/L, BCPR

August 3, 2015

Do you need special training on ICU equipment for an early mobility program?   Read More


Does Nursing Support Early Mobility in the ICU?

Marla R. Robinson, MSc, OTR/L, BCPR, BT-C, FAOTA, Cheryl Esbrook, OTR/L, BCPR

July 27, 2015

Does nursing support early mobility in the ICU?   Read More


What is the Mechanism of Action with Functional Electrical Stimulation?

Kathryn Nedley, OTD, OTR

July 24, 2015

What is the mechanism of action with functional electrical stimulation?   Read More


What Are the Benefits of a Tilt in Space Wheelchair?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

July 15, 2015

What are the benefits of a tilt in space wheelchair?   Read More