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3 P's to save energy: Planning, pacing, and pursed lip breathing  
Abstract: This handout explains the 3 P's of saving energy: planning, pacing, and pursed lip breathing. It includes why each step is needed, when to take it, and how.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 11/2017
About Rehab and Beyond  
Abstract: This introductory chapter for the manual "Rehab and Beyond" explains what is covered in the manual, how it is set up, and how it can be used.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
About the Rehab Unit: Section 2 of Rehab and Beyond  
Abstract: This document is part of the manual "Rehab and Beyond." It covers the layout of the Rehab Unit, and includes information about the rooms, meals and food, visitors, smoking, and the Rehabilitation Services Library.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Active hand exercises  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for active hand exercises. These exercises are provided by Occupational Therapy for patients to do at home.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 11/2011
Active wrist exercises  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for active wrist exercises. These exercises are provided by Occupational Therapy for patients to do at home.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 11/2011
Activities of daily living after spinal injury or surgery  
Abstract: This handout gives guidelines to follow after spinal injury or surgery. It includes general tips, as well as specific ways to protect the spine when getting out of bed, getting into bed, standing up from a seat, getting dressed, taking a shower, and more.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 7/2012
Aerobic conditioning: How to start an aerobic conditioning program  
Abstract: This handout explains the value of aerobic exercise, offers tips for walking, and includes the Bog CR10 Scale of Perceived Exertion.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
After arthroscopic Bankart repair: Helping your recovery  
Abstract: This handout gives guidelines and exercises to follow during recovery after a shoulder surgery called arthroscopic Bankart repair.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 9/2017
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill: Benefits and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, a special exercise machine at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Assisted range of motion exercises  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for 16 exercises to increase range of motion. These exercises require the participation of a second person or attendant.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 11/2011
Autologous blood injection (ABI): At UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center  
Abstract: This handout explains autologous blood injection (ABI), one way to treat chronic tendon injury. This treatment is done at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Balance training: How to start a balance exercise program  
Abstract: This handout explains the importance of good balance, and offers tips for starting an exercise program to improve balance.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Bathroom equipment: Resources and vendors in the Puget Sound region  
Abstract: This handout lists resources and vendors for special bathroom equipment in the Puget Sound area. Photos of some types of equipment are included on page 3.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 2/2017
Beginning bed exercises  
Abstract: This handout shows exercises that can be performed while lying in bed. Includes blanks for the therapist or patient to fill in numbers of sets, repetitions (reps), and how long to hold the positions.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 2/2004
Belly bag: Instructions for use  
Abstract: This handout provides instructions for use of a belly bag -- a disposable urinary collection bag.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 12/2011
Bike Fit Program: At UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center  
Abstract: This handout explains the Bike Fit Program at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. The program pairs patients with a physical therapist who has special training in bike biomechanics.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Cardiac rehabilitation: The next step in your heart recovery  
Abstract: This handout gives information for the patient beginning a cardiac rehabilitation program. It includes benefits, how to get started, how the program works, and a list of cardiac rehab programs in western Washington state.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 6/2013
Care after discharge: Rehab and Beyond section 8  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers preparing for discharge, including a discharge checklist, and advertising for and screening attendant applicants. Samples are provided of an advertisement, attendant application, and telephone screening tool.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Choosing the right shoes: Proper footwear for health and safety  
Abstract: This handout explains the importance of the proper footwear for health and safety. Included are tips for choosing shoes that fit well and support the feet. Additional tips are offered for those with bunions or diabetes.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Cleaning leg bags and overnight bags  
Abstract: This handout explains the 14 steps to follow to clean and disinfect urinary drainage bags for reuse.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 2/2012
Crutch walking: Step-by-step instructions and safety tips   Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives instructions on how to safely use crutches to help your recovery and healing. It includes how to fit your crutches, stand up, sit down, walk, and go up and down stairs. Drawings are included.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 10/2012
Depression and COPD: What is depression?  
Abstract: This handout, targeted for pulmonary rehabilitation patients, details the signs, symptoms, and causes of depression, how COPD and depression interact, and what can be done to fight depression.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 2/2004
Eating to heal: Your nutritional needs  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers nutritional needs after an illness or injury. Sections include "A Balanced, Healthy Diet," "If Your Appetite Is Low," "Plan Ahead," "Foods for Specific Health Issues," and "Food Safety."
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 4/2014
Entry to UWMC: Rehab and Beyond section 1  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It offers information about admission and insurance, as well as a planning worksheet. It also suggests questions to ask and some people who may be helpful during the entry process.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Exercising for life: Getting started and staying with it  
Abstract: This handout discusses the importance of having an exercise program that works. Included are lists and benefits and barriers to exercising, and spaces for the patient to fill in personal information related to their exercise plan.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Fall prevention: Fact sheet  
Abstract: This handout contains facts about falls -- how serious they can be, who is at risk, how to decrease the risk of falling, and a detailed "Falls-Free Plan" that lists what to do if feeling unsteady, having difficulty walking, taking prescription drugs, etc.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2013
Figure-8 ace wrap of the leg  
Abstract: This handout explains why a figure-8 ace wrap of the leg is done, and provides a list of supplies needed and steps to follow for wrapping. An illustration is included.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 7/2004
Financial issues: Rehab and Beyond section 7  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It discusses how to pay for care and offers information about UWMC Financial Services, medications, Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicaid, Basic Health Plan, Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP), Disability Income Insurance, and other options.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Flexibility training: How to include flexibility exercises in your exercise routine  
Abstract: This handout explains why flexibility exercises are important, and offers tips on how to stretch to improve flexibility.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Fluid and urine diary  
Abstract: This handout provides a table for patients to record fluid intake and urine passed. It includes brief instructions for how to use the diary, and reminds the patient to bring it to their next clinic visit.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2011
Follow-up: After you leave the hospital: Rehab and Beyond section 13  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers outpatient rehabilitation and health care, the outpatient care team, choosing a primary care provider, preventive screenings and tests, prescription refills, and follow-up visits with the Rehab Clinic at UWMC.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 4/2014
Getting dressed - Your lower body: Making it easier  
Abstract: This handout gives tips to make dressing easier after injury or surgery.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 11/2011
Golf Performance Program: At UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center  
Abstract: This handout explains the Golf Performance Program at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. The program is for those who want to improve their golf game.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 11/2015
Helping prevent falls: For patients and families of 8-North Rehabilitation  
Abstract: This handout is for patients of UWMC's 8-North Rehabiliitation unit and their families. It explains why hospital patients have a greater risk of falling, and tells how staff work with patients to help keep them safe.
Author: 8N (Rehabilitation/8N)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
Injury Prevention and Performance Program: At UW Medicine Sports Medicine center  
Abstract: This handout explains the Injury Prevention and Performance Program at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. The program is for athletes who want to reduce their injury risk.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 9/2017
Managing caregivers and attendants: Rehab and Beyond section 9  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers many aspects of hiring and working with paid attendants. Included are sections on personal boundaries and caregivers, caring for your caregivers, and thoughts about attendants as shared by a registered nurse whose husband has quadriplegia.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 4/2014
Peripheral nerve problems: How they develop and ways to treat them  
Abstract: This handout provides general information about how nerves work, what happens when they are injured, and how peripheral nerve problems are evaluated and treated. Illustrations include a peripheral nerve and its connections to the spinal cord, the brachial plexus, the lumbo-sacral plexus, and the difference between mild, moderate, and severe nerve injury.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 11/2014
Phone numbers and resources: Making it work: Rehab and Beyond section 12  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers UWMC phone numbers, independent and supported living options, transportation, state and federal requirements for becoming an employer, online guides for hiring and managing assistants, background checks, financial support through COPES, recreation and entertainment, clothing, and adaptive products.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 4/2014
Physical activity and healthy aging  
Abstract: This handout explains the importance of physical activity for healthy aging. Included is information on the amount of exercise needed for optimal health, and tips on how to include more activity in everyday activities.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection: At UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center  
Abstract: This handout explains platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, one way to treat injuries and help the healing of soft tissues and bone. This treatment is done at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Pursed lip breathing: Home exercise program  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions on how to do pursed lip breathing, one of the most effective ways to control shortness of breath. This type of exercise is a simple way to slow breathing pace, which makes each breath more efficient.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 3/2010
Rehab and beyond: Resources to maximize your potential  
Abstract: The "Rehab and Beyond" manual was written by patients and staff who are serving as Advisors on the Rehabilitation Services Patient and Family Advisory Council at UWMC. This document includes the cover page, introduction, and table of contents for the manual.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Rehabilitation Medicine Outpatient Clinic: what to expect from the clinic  
Abstract: This handout describes the Rehabilitation Medicine Outpatient Clinic at UWMC with a list of services and specialty clinics, including Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Musculoskeletal, Post-Polio, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Spasticity and Dystonia, and Spinal Cord Injury.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 1/2007
Rehabilitation techniques: For persons with multiple sclerosis  
Abstract: This handout provides a comprehensive overview of the rehabilitation techniques that may be used for persons with multiple sclerosis. There are sections on weak muscles; daily tasks; speech and swallowing; memory, thinking and emotion; and job issues. This document is also part of the Multiple Sclerosis Manual, which is available from Materials Management #163091.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2004
Return to Sport Rehabilitation Program: At UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center  
Abstract: This handout explains the Return to Sport Rehabilitation Program at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. This program is for athletes who are returning to activity after surgery or a long-term injury.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Rotator cuff tear: non surgical treatment  
Abstract: Discusses non-surgical treatment options when the rotator cuff tendon in the shoulder is torn causing weakness and pain. Treatments include rest and exercise. Illustrates and explains seven exercises for strengthening the shoulder.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 4/1998
Safe swallowing tips: How to avoid aspiration and choking  
Abstract: This handout gives tips to help lower the risk of aspiration and choking. It includes check boxes for a speech pathologist to indicate the most helpful tips for the patient.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 11/2011
Safety issues: Rehab and Beyond section 11  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It discusses home safety, fire safety, personal safety, Personal Medical Alert Systems (PSMAs), and Internet resources.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Save your energy: Tips to make daily activities easier to do  
Abstract: This handout gives tips for saving energy while doing daily activities. Included are sections on pacing, supporting the body, organizing the home, and planning self-care and household tasks so that they are not as tiring.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 11/2011
Self-care: Rehab and Beyond section 10  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers good habits, how to plan the day, managing fatigue, getting supplies, and staying current with research and technological developments.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Self-catheterization for men: How to catheterize yourself using the clean technique  
Abstract: This handout explains how men can put in a catheter using the clean technique. Illustrations are included.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 2/2012
Self-catheterization for women: How to catheterize yourself using the clean technique  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instuctions for women to put in a catheter using the clean technique. Illustrations are included.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 1/2012
Six hand exercises: "6-pack"  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for 6 exercises to increase hand function and coordination. These exercises are provided by Occupational Therapy for patients to do at home.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 11/2011
Strength training: How to start a strength training program  
Abstract: This handout explains the importance of building and maintaining muscle strength for good health. Included are tips on how to increase strength through a moderate- to high-intensity strength training program.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Stress management  
Abstract: This handout describes stress, its signs and symptoms, and what can be done to reduce stress.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Strong and Steady Program: About the program  
Abstract: This handout explains the Strong and Steady Program at University of Washington Medical Center. A brief description of services and tools used in the program are included.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2007
Support from others: Rehab and Beyond section 6  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It describes the kinds of support needed during the rehabilitation process, including patient advocates and their roles, legal advocates, long-term care advocates, and caregivers/attendants.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Taking Care of Pressure Sores  
Abstract: This booklet explains what pressure sores are, the stages of pressure sores and how to care for them. It also covers complications and signs of trouble to watch out for.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 3/2012
Tenex treatment: At UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center  
Abstract: This handout explains the Tenex Health TX procedure, one way to treat the pain that often occurs with chronic tendon injuries. Tenex uses ultrasound to break down scar tissue. This treatment is done at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Theraband exercises you can do in bed  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for 6 Theraband exercises that can be done while in bed to strengthen the upper body.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2012
Thickened liquids: For safe swallowing  
Abstract: This handout explains why some patients must drink only thickened liquids. It includes instructions for thickening liquids, and a list of thin foods that a patient should not eat.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 12/2014
Urinary system  
Abstract: This handout describes the urinary system and its function. It explains incontinence and how spinal cord injury can change how the urinary system works.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 4/2010
UWMC Facilities and Services: Rehab and Beyond section 3  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers food, maps and way finding, transporation, shuttles, parking, and other services and resources available for patients and families at UWMC.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Viscosupplementation: At UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center  
Abstract: This handout explains viscosupplementation, also called joint fluid therapy. "Visco injection" is one way to ease pain and restore function in the knee joint. This treatment is done at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Pulmonary Rehabiliation: Welcome to Pulmonary Rehab  
Abstract: This handout provides an overview of the pulmonary rehabilitation program at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Where to buy compression stockings: In the Seattle area and online  
Abstract: This handout lists Seattle-area and online stores where you can buy compression stockings.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 10/2016
Why exercise? The benefits of an exercise program  
Abstract: This handout describes the many benefits of exercise for people with chronic lung disease.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Your care team: Rehab and Beyond section 4  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It defines the different members of the care team, including the patient, medical and nursing staffs, allied health professionals, support staff, peer mentors, caregivers, and advocates.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014
Your plan of care and setting goals: Rehab and Beyond section 5  
Abstract: This document is part of the "Rehab and Beyond" manual. It covers the steps involved in a plan of care, tips on setting goals, being a partner in planning, and changes as part of life.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2014

 
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