Conducting a screen from a referral is critical in identifying if a patient has had a change in condition, either improvement or decline, that is affecting his/her cognition, communication, swallowing, gait, balance, performance of functional activities or self care needs. Therapists must consider... Click here to read the rest of this article.
Occupational therapy’s scope of practice encompasses a broad range of clinical interventions for diverse patient populations throughout the healthcare continuum. Gait analysis and gait training, however, are NOT in the profession’s repertoire of evidence-based evaluative tools and treatment modes. These areas... Click here to read the rest of this article.