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Learning Outcomes Of Hybrid In-Person And At-Home Orthosis Fabrication Instruction For Occupational Therapy Students, Evelyn Lee, Amanda Leung, Sylvia Langlois, Susan Hannah 2024 Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

Learning Outcomes Of Hybrid In-Person And At-Home Orthosis Fabrication Instruction For Occupational Therapy Students, Evelyn Lee, Amanda Leung, Sylvia Langlois, Susan Hannah

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, occupational therapy students at one university received all orthosis fabrication education through an in-person laboratory-based environment supported by clinicians and instructional videos. Due to the pandemic restrictions, orthosis fabrication labs for occupational therapy students were transitioned to a hybrid in-person and at-home supported lab. Presently, there is no research investigating how a hybrid in-person orthosis lab and at-home orthosis fabrication experience impacts the professional practice skill development of occupational therapy students entering the workforce. This research examined the learning outcomes of participation in a hybrid orthosis fabrication experience consisting of one in-person laboratory-based experience and …


Effect Of Posterior Leaf Spring And Carbon Composite Ankle Foot Orthosis On Gait And Functional Mobility Of Stroke Survivors With Hemiplegia: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Zidikheri B. Msechu, Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi, Tim Drew 2023 King Fahad Medical City

Effect Of Posterior Leaf Spring And Carbon Composite Ankle Foot Orthosis On Gait And Functional Mobility Of Stroke Survivors With Hemiplegia: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Zidikheri B. Msechu, Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi, Tim Drew

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The study was carried out as a randomized clinical trial to assess the effect of posterior leaf spring ankle foot orthosis (PLS-AFO) and carbon composite ankle foot orthosis (C-AFO) on functional mobility, walking speed and satisfaction among stroke survivors with hemiplegia. Methods: Twenty-seven ambulatory stroke survivors with hemiplegia who had completed a rehabilitation program and were already using an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) were included in the study. Subjects were randomly assigned either PLS-AFO or C-AFO and assessment was done with and without their AFOs. Functional mobility, walking speed, and satisfaction were assessed using the Timed Up and …


Ots Role In The Interdisciplinary Team With Partial Hand Amputations And Prosthetics, Ashley Soebbing, Amy Lyons-Brown 2023 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Ots Role In The Interdisciplinary Team With Partial Hand Amputations And Prosthetics, Ashley Soebbing, Amy Lyons-Brown

Summer 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium

A mixed methods study that explores the barriers within the healthcare system to receiving a referral to a prosthetist after partial hand amputation.


Education And Training For Clients And Caregivers Related To Assistive Technology, Tristin Jones, Lisa Griggs-Stapleton, Lee Ann Hoffman 2023 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Education And Training For Clients And Caregivers Related To Assistive Technology, Tristin Jones, Lisa Griggs-Stapleton, Lee Ann Hoffman

Summer 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium

Education and training are extremely important element when prescribing assistive technology of any kind. Often, clients and caregivers return home with unanswered questions related to said devices. For the client to return home and be successful appropriate and adequate education and training is required for both the client and caregiver. The goal of this project was to ensure that clients returning home experienced increased independence and decreased assistive technology abandonment. This poster presentation outlines the benefits of increased education and training prior to discharge throughout an occupational therapy capstone program.


Functional Outcomes Of The Graduated Length Prosthetic Protocol For Bilateral Transfemoral Amputee Prosthetic Rehabilitation, Mackenzie Pipes 2023 Concordia University St. Paul

Functional Outcomes Of The Graduated Length Prosthetic Protocol For Bilateral Transfemoral Amputee Prosthetic Rehabilitation, Mackenzie Pipes

Master of Science in Kinesiology

The aim of this paper was to evaluate the functional outcomes of the Graduated Length Prosthetic Protocol (GLPP) in individuals with bilateral transfemoral amputations. The GLPP is a rehabilitation program designed to facilitate a successful transition to full-length prostheses, enhance independence, and improve functional outcomes for bilateral transfemoral amputees. This study utilized a prospective design to assess the effectiveness of the GLPP compared to traditional rehabilitation strategies.

Literature was reviewed to determine the current limitations in research regarding bilateral transfemoral amputee prosthetic rehabilitation. The Concordia University St. Paul online library was utilized to obtain access to current published research. Studies …


Penerapan Kerangka Acuan Biomekanik Pada Kasus Fraktur Distal Radius Ulna Dalam Kemandirian Membungkus Makanan, Hermito Gidion, Jasmine Putri Sugianto, Mahrus As’ari, Purnama Betty 2023 Universitas Indonesia

Penerapan Kerangka Acuan Biomekanik Pada Kasus Fraktur Distal Radius Ulna Dalam Kemandirian Membungkus Makanan, Hermito Gidion, Jasmine Putri Sugianto, Mahrus As’Ari, Purnama Betty

Jurnal Fisioterapi Terapan Indonesia or Indonesian Journal of Applied Physiotherapy

A distal radius fracture is a fracture that occurs when the radius bone, one of the two long bones in the forearm, breaks near the wrist. This paper aims to determine the application of the biomechanical frame of reference in cases of fractures of the distal radius ulna in the independence of wrapping food. This research was conducted by taking the case of a patient, conducting assessment, observation, and intervention on the patient. Specifically, the assessment carried out focuses on range of motion abilities, muscle strength and endurance, pain scale and functional activity abilities. The patient's problems were decreased joint …


Neurodynamic Technique Terhadap Penurunan Nyeri, Peningkatan Grip Strength, Dan Peningkatan Kemampuan Fungsional Pada Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Safrin Arifin, Fathia Dheanisa 2023 Universitas Indonesia

Neurodynamic Technique Terhadap Penurunan Nyeri, Peningkatan Grip Strength, Dan Peningkatan Kemampuan Fungsional Pada Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Safrin Arifin, Fathia Dheanisa

Jurnal Fisioterapi Terapan Indonesia or Indonesian Journal of Applied Physiotherapy

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a syndrome that occurs in 1-4% of the total population worldwide. This condition causes disruption of function and motion in the wrist that spreads to the fingers. Physiotherapy intervention is necessary to reduce the severity of symptoms in patients with CTS. Neurodynamic Techniques are nerve mobilization techniques that aim to restore homeostasis in the nerves so as to reduce pain and improve functional ability. Materials and methods. This research was conducted through searching several databases, found 31 articles which were then filtered and selected as many as 10 articles. However, of the 11 articles, further screening …


Single Leg Depth Jump Kombinasi Core Plank Knee To Elbow Terhadap Power Otot Tungkai Atlet, Maya Triyanita, Siti Sardianti Dwi Tirta 2023 Universitas Widya Husada Semarang

Single Leg Depth Jump Kombinasi Core Plank Knee To Elbow Terhadap Power Otot Tungkai Atlet, Maya Triyanita, Siti Sardianti Dwi Tirta

Jurnal Fisioterapi Terapan Indonesia or Indonesian Journal of Applied Physiotherapy

Power limit training is defined as the movement to get a jump on athletes in doing the maximum jump smash. Badminton requires leg muscle explosive power because it is the muscle's ability to overcome loads and with a high speed of contraction. This study aims to determine the effect of the single leg depth jump exercise, the combination of the knee to elbow core plank, on increasing leg power in badminton athletes.

This study uses an experimental design method. This research was conducted on badminton athletes using a total sampling technique of 13 people, namely the Pliometric Simgle Leg Dept …


Efektivitas Manual Therapy Dan Ultrasound Terhadap Peningkatan Fungsi Gerak Bahu Pada Kasus Nyeri Bahu Et Causa Bursitis Subacromialis Dengan Parameter Spadi Di Rsud Muhammad Natsir, Fadhilah Az-Zahra, Ronal Lufitos, Faizah Abdullah Djawas 2023 Universitas Indonesia

Efektivitas Manual Therapy Dan Ultrasound Terhadap Peningkatan Fungsi Gerak Bahu Pada Kasus Nyeri Bahu Et Causa Bursitis Subacromialis Dengan Parameter Spadi Di Rsud Muhammad Natsir, Fadhilah Az-Zahra, Ronal Lufitos, Faizah Abdullah Djawas

Jurnal Fisioterapi Terapan Indonesia or Indonesian Journal of Applied Physiotherapy

ABSTRACT: Adhesive Capsulitis is a disorder that occurs in the shoulder area in the form of inflammation of the joint capsule which causes a feeling of stiffness and pain. Glenohumeral joint mobilization with the Maitland mobilization technique is using passive mobilization with physiological oscillatory movements which can produce a stretching effect and release of adhesive on the ligament capsule in the shoulder so that the range of motion of the shoulder joint can be increased. Hold relax is an exercise therapy with the principle of reciprocal inhibition which aims to improve antagonistic pattern relaxation, and mobilization, and to reduce pain. …


Aerobic Exercise Terhadap Peningkatan Endurance Pada Pasien Penyakit Jantung Koroner Dengan Pemeriksaan 6mwt : Studi Kasus, Dela Fariha Fuadi, Andrew Wijaya Saputra, Nabilla Nur Awaliah Dzatikhulwani 2023 Politeknik Kesehatan Hermina

Aerobic Exercise Terhadap Peningkatan Endurance Pada Pasien Penyakit Jantung Koroner Dengan Pemeriksaan 6mwt : Studi Kasus, Dela Fariha Fuadi, Andrew Wijaya Saputra, Nabilla Nur Awaliah Dzatikhulwani

Jurnal Fisioterapi Terapan Indonesia or Indonesian Journal of Applied Physiotherapy

Background: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition in which the heart's blood vessels (coronary arteries) are blocked by fat deposits. Based on data from Riskesdas (2018) it is revealed that cases of heart and blood vessel disease in Indonesia are increasing every year, increasing the mortality rate. This is due to the presence of risk factors that support the emergence of coronary heart disease. Objective: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the evaluation of aerobic exercise to increase endurance in patients with coronary heart disease by examining 6MWT. Method: This research is in the form of a …


Investigation Of Permanent Tattoos To Increase Myoelectric Signal Connectivity In Prosthetics, Guy Pugh 2023 Concordia University St. Paul

Investigation Of Permanent Tattoos To Increase Myoelectric Signal Connectivity In Prosthetics, Guy Pugh

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Myoelectric prosthetics offer users increased functionality in many facits of their lives. However, maintaining reliable connectivity between sEMG sensors and targeted muscle locations can be problematic. Volume fluctuation of the residual limb, dirt, sweat, and movement of the socket and sensor over the limb can all because of signal disruption leading some users to find the myoelectric prostheses, costing thousands of dollars, to be unreliable, and stop using it. To increase connectivity between the optimal myoelectric sites and sEMG sensors, this paper proposes the use of permanent ink tattoos to create a stable location which a sensor can move over …


An Outcome Comparison Of Osseointegrated And Traditional Socket-Fit Prostheses, Alexander Hennes 2023 Concordia University St. Paul

An Outcome Comparison Of Osseointegrated And Traditional Socket-Fit Prostheses, Alexander Hennes

Master of Science in Kinesiology

This is one of the first studies to report on the comparison of walking ability between socket-based and osseointegrated bone-anchored prostheses of the trans-femoral amputee. Each participant's hip active and passive range of motion was assessed. The Timed Up-and-Go test (TUG), 10-meter walk test (10MWT), and 6-minute walk test (6MWT) were administered to all participants with the addition of the Amputee Mobility Predictor with a Prosthesis (AMPPro). The study consists of unilateral transfemoral amputees with an activity level of K3-4. The current prosthetic users were divided into two groups based on their current intervention, socket prosthesis (S) and osseointegrated prosthesis …


Chemical And Polymer Characterization Of The Potential Modes Of Degradation Of An Injectable Nucleus Pulposus Replacement Device, Antonio G. Abbondandolo 2023 Rowan University

Chemical And Polymer Characterization Of The Potential Modes Of Degradation Of An Injectable Nucleus Pulposus Replacement Device, Antonio G. Abbondandolo

Theses and Dissertations

HYDRAFIL™ is a poly(vinyl alcohol)/poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogel nucleus pulposus replacement device that is injected in situ and has demonstrated efficacy in lowering the prevalence and pain associated with back. In this work, we developed a method to analyze HYDRAFIL™ polymer composition using (TGA) and characterized intermolecular bonding interactions within the hydrogel through (FTIR). To function as a permanent implant for nucleus pulposus replacement, HYDRAFIL™ must be stable when exposed to a multitude of degradation pathways, namely, thermal, chemical, and mechanical. We subjected HYDRAFIL™ to accelerated thermal and chemical degradation pathways and described compositional, physical and chemical property changes using a …


Evaluation Of 3d Printing Technologies And 3d Printed Materials In The Use Of Orthotic And Prosthetic Devices, Cory Larson 2023 Concordia University St. Paul

Evaluation Of 3d Printing Technologies And 3d Printed Materials In The Use Of Orthotic And Prosthetic Devices, Cory Larson

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is disrupting fabrication techniques, bringing new design possibilities with associated benefits of less waste, improved design, improved time management, and less cost. The field of Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) is investigating how 3D printing, a subset of AM, can be used for fabrication of O&P devices. Before this technology is fully accepted, it needs to go through rigorous testing to ensure the safety of the individuals using the devices and the longevity of the devices themselves to ensure long term-use as a viable option. Research needs to define which type of 3D printing technology and what printed …


The Role Of Machine Learning In Improved Functionality Of Lower Limb Prostheses, Joaquin Dominguez, Richard Kim, Robert Slater 2023 Southern Methodist University

The Role Of Machine Learning In Improved Functionality Of Lower Limb Prostheses, Joaquin Dominguez, Richard Kim, Robert Slater

SMU Data Science Review

Lower-limb amputations can cause a plethora of obstacles that lead to a lower quality of life. Implementing machine learning techniques means advanced prosthetics can contribute to facilitating the lives of those that live with lower-limb amputations. Using the publicly available HuGaDB data set, the current study investigates several classification models (random forest, neural network, and Vowpal Wabbit) to predict the locomotive intentions of individuals using lower-limb prostheses. The results of this study show that the neural network model yielded the highest accuracy, comparable precision, and recall scores to the other models. However, the Vowpal Wabbit model's advantage in speed may …


Predicting Walking Ability And Prosthetic Candidacy Following Lower Extremity Amputation; An Updated Systematic Review And Treatment Pathway, Scott Love, Carolyn Dias-Karch, Bianca Saragusti, Rebekah Langrek, Kayla Aponte, Rebecca Miro, Michael Jason Highsmith 2023 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Predicting Walking Ability And Prosthetic Candidacy Following Lower Extremity Amputation; An Updated Systematic Review And Treatment Pathway, Scott Love, Carolyn Dias-Karch, Bianca Saragusti, Rebekah Langrek, Kayla Aponte, Rebecca Miro, Michael Jason Highsmith

Physical Therapy Collection

Background: There is not a clear compilation of existing literature that determines walking ability and prosthetic candidacy following lower extremity amputation (LEA). There is no multi-disciplinary instrument or patient centric decision-making protocol accepted that can predict walking ability and prosthetic candidacy nor support a treatment pathway. It is important to determine these factors to better assist clinicians in determining a patient’s MFCL K-level to assist with the delivery of proper prosthetic componentry. Medicare Functional Classification Level (MFCL) K-level is a 0 to 4-point scale of functional level for those with limb loss. The purpose of this systematic literature review …


Biomechanically-Consistent Skin Stretch As An Intuitive Mechanism For Sensory Feedback: A Preliminary Investigation In The Lower Limb, Jenny A. Kent 2023 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Biomechanically-Consistent Skin Stretch As An Intuitive Mechanism For Sensory Feedback: A Preliminary Investigation In The Lower Limb, Jenny A. Kent

Physical Therapy Faculty Publications

The proprioceptive loss accompanied by lower limb amputation can impair function and mobility. We explore a simple, mechanical skin-stretch array configured to generate superficial tissue behaviour that might occur with movement about an intact joint. Four adhesive pads attached around the circumference of the lower leg were connected via cords to a remote “foot” mounted on a ball joint attached to the underside of a fracture boot, such that “foot” reorientation would result in skin stretch. In two discrimination experiments performed with and without the connection, with no view of the mechanism, and with minimal training, unimpaired adults (i) estimated …


Three-Dimensional Printing In Occupational Therapy: An Instructional Video Series, Toye Adefioye, Steven M. Gerardi, Christopher Ebner 2023 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Three-Dimensional Printing In Occupational Therapy: An Instructional Video Series, Toye Adefioye, Steven M. Gerardi, Christopher Ebner

Fall 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium

The three-dimensional printing instructional video series was created for occupational therapy practitioners on how to use 3D printers to print assistive devices.


Symmetry Of Body Weight Pressure Distribution On Sound Limb Foot Of Unilateral Amputees During Walking, Maged Eissa, Sameh Ahmed Fathy El Zayat, Mohamed Magdy Ghit, Bassem Gomaa 2023 Agouza Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Center , Cairo , Egypt

Symmetry Of Body Weight Pressure Distribution On Sound Limb Foot Of Unilateral Amputees During Walking, Maged Eissa, Sameh Ahmed Fathy El Zayat, Mohamed Magdy Ghit, Bassem Gomaa

Al-Azhar International Medical Journal

Background & Purpose: Gait asymmetry represents one of the primary issues for individuals with unilateral amputations of the lower limbs in order to prevent excessive stress on the sound leg.

Aim of the work: To analyze of pressure distribution through the foot of the sound limb to evaluate the mechanical risk factors in unilateral amputees.

Patients and Methods: We included 30 subjects classified into 15 traumatic unilateral trans-femoral or trans-tibial amputees without advanced osteoarthritic changes or foot deformities were collected and 15 normal individuals as a control group. All patients have undergone careful history-taking, including a sound limb investigation for …


The Immediate Effects Of The Nunee Patellar Support On Individuals With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Nick Linn 2023 West Virginia University

The Immediate Effects Of The Nunee Patellar Support On Individuals With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Nick Linn

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common form of anterior knee pain caused by general overuse, muscular weakness or strength imbalances, and poor movement coordination leading to abnormal alignment or mal-tracking of the patella. Recent guidelines do not recommend the use of a knee orthosis due to a lack of evidence supporting their effectiveness. A new patellar support (NuNee, K-Neesio LLC.) which uses distraction force to relieve pressure placed on the patella, has been proposed. The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effects of the NuNee patellar support on perceived pain, biomechanics, and function in individuals with …


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