Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults

By Lacey Salberg, PT, DPT, Outreach Physical Therapist Is urinary incontinence (UI) a health problem that Physical Therapists can address? The answer is yes! While UI may be a common symptom among older people, it is not an inevitable part…

Building Therapeutic Relationships with Your Clients: Face-to-Face or Telehealth in the Age of COVID

By Stacey R. Lav, OTR/L As occupational therapists, we provide opportunities over prescriptions. Therapeutic relationships are key in the overall success of our clients and are a big part in motivating the client to participate in their plan…

Misconceptions Regarding Occupational Therapy and 5 Domains to Consider

"You help people who don't like their jobs?" "What is occupational therapy?" "Why do you work with older people if most of them are already retired?" "What can you help me with, I don't work anymore?" These are questions I have heard for…

Occupational Therapy Benefits On Patient With Parkinsons Disease

Parkinsons Disease is a chronic progressive neurological disease that is linked to decreased dopamine production in the substantia nigra and presents typically with symptoms of tremor of resting muscles, rigidity, slowness of movement, impaired balance, and a shuffling gait.

Numerous Benefits of Resistance Training in Older Adults

Resistance training for elderly patients is a powerful therapeutic tool with endless benefits. We conventionally think of resistance training as a tool to improve muscle strength, ease of transfers, and stair negotiation, but it doesn’t end there.

Outreach Rehabilitation Announces Partnership with Bright Side Manor Senior Living located in Teaneck, NJ.

Read this special announcement on the partnership of Outreach Rehabilitation and Bright Side Manor.

Preventing Injury with Heart Rate Variability

In recent years, with the advent of the smart watch, smart phone, and fit bit, the general public has become increasingly fixated on taking their health into their own hands. Learn more.

Laryngeal Penetration In The Normal Swallow

Dagger (2006) examined a group of healthy normal individuals and found that laryngeal penetration was a common occurrence in the swallow. Starting at age 50 she found penetration to occur in 16.8% of swallow. Learn more.

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a relatively new advent to the strength training and rehab world, and has been (rightfully) receiving quite a bit of attention, and research. Learn more.

Addressing Well-Being of Caregivers of People with Major Neurocognitive Disorders

83% of help provided to older adults in the United States come informally from family members, friends, or other unpaid caregivers, and about half of these caregivers provide help to an older adult with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Learn more.

Resistance Training And Its Effect On Older Adults

Older adults exhibit a progressive decrease in muscle mass with aging, termed sarcopenia. An estimated 40-50% decrease in muscle mass is seen between ages 25-80. Learn more.

Occupational Therapy And Decreasing Depression in Visually Impaired

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that older adults in the United States have an increased risk of depression due to changes in their health and social life. Learn more.

4 Ways To Fight Pain Without The Pills

Pain is considered to be chronic if it lasts over 4 months, and may even lead to emotional effects including depression, anger, and anxiety. Learn more.

Review Of Safety Considerations In Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer treatment has adverse effects on a survivor’s physiological, psychological, and cognitive function. Learn how to be safe during rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy and Hip/Knee Osteoarthritis

Evidence supports that a multidisciplinary approach is the best way to treat OA, involving specialists such as general practitioners, rheumatologists, physical therapists, and orthopedic surgeons.

Does Perturbation-Based Balance Training Prevent Falls?

Physiological impairments associated with neurological conditions (eg, stroke, Parkinson disease) and the “normal” aging process can contribute to impaired balance control and increased fall risk.

Functional Medicine And Fibromyalgia

Recent research shows that a number of different disease processes, ranging from cancer and heart disease to Alzheimer's and fibromyalgia, may be more closely tied to inflammatory cascades in our immune system.

Adults With Communication Disabilities Face Healthcare Obstacles

Adults with communication disabilities struggle to access quality health care-significantly more than typical peers. How can we get them needed health information and services?

Usefulness of the Berg Balance Scale to Predict Falls in the Elderly

Falls among the older adults are a major health concern and are the leading cause of injury deaths, nonfatal injuries, and hospitalizations for trauma among the older adults.

Feeling Unsteady: A Guide to Better Balance

Falls have been the most common accident that warrants an emergency room visit. In recent statistics, one in three adults 65 and older has had a fall at least once.