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Decreasing Pain and Improving Strength Using Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, and Exercise

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Sep 16, 2021 2:20:54 PM

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Patient Information: Female, Age 80

Diagnosis: Subluxed Humerus / Pain

History:
This woman, a long-term care resident of a skilled nursing facility, was referred for rehabilitation services to address pain, decreased strength, and impaired motion of the left shoulder after experiencing a fall which caused her left shoulder to become partially dislocated (subluxed). Prior to her fall, she was able to dress independently.

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Topics: Pain Management, Patient Success Story

Improving Activity Tolerance and Functional Mobility Using Breathing Therapy and Exercise

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Sep 13, 2021 12:06:54 PM

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Patient Information: Female, Age 64

Diagnosis: Acute Respiratory Failure / COVID-19 / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Topics: Patient Success Story, Cardiopulmonary

Improving Walking and Self-Care Using Exercise and Breathing Therapy with Biofeedback

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Aug 17, 2021 4:18:55 PM
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Topics: Patient Success Story

Improving Swallowing Ability Using sEMG, Electrical Stimulation, and Exercise

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Jul 27, 2021 5:46:13 PM

Patient Information: Male, Age 71

Diagnosis: Subdural Hematoma / Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

History:
This gentleman was admitted to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation services following hospitalization due to a fall, which resulted in a traumatic subdural hematoma (bleeding between the skull and brain). He was then diagnosed with encephalopathy (damage to the brain) and oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), with a feeding tube placed during his hospitalization to provide nutrition and hydration. Prior to his accident, this gentleman consumed a regular diet and drank thin liquids.

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Topics: Dysphagia, Patient Success Story

Improving Speech and Swallowing Using sEMG and Breathing Therapy with Biofeedback

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Jun 23, 2021 12:52:07 PM

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Patient Information: Female, Age 78

Diagnosis: Oral Cancer / Dysarthria / Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

History: This woman, a long-term care resident of a skilled nursing facility, has a history of oral cancer four years ago. At that time, she underwent removal of 50% of her tongue, tissue grafting for her palate, and has resultant decreased jaw movement, oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and dysarthria (difficulty with speech production). Additionally, she underwent a tracheostomy (tube inserted into the trachea to assist with breathing) and a feeding tube was placed to provide nutrition due to her inability to eat and drink by mouth. She has received intermittent speech-language pathology services over the four years. Prior to her cancer, this woman had no limitations in eating, drinking, and speaking.

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Topics: Dysphagia, Patient Success Story, Speech Rehab

Improving Swallowing Ability using sEMG and Exercise

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on May 26, 2021 2:35:58 PM

Patient Information: Female, Age 66

Diagnosis: Hemorrhagic Stroke / Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

History: This woman was admitted to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation services following hospitalization due to suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. As a result, she was diagnosed with altered mental status and oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and a feeding tube was placed to provide nutrition and hydration. Prior to her stroke, this woman ate a regular diet and drank thin liquids.

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Topics: Dysphagia, Patient Success Story

Improving Speech and Swallowing Ability Using Electrical Stimulation, sEMG, and Exercise

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Apr 28, 2021 6:04:52 PM

Patient Information: Female, Age 62

Diagnosis: Stroke / Oral Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)

History: This woman was referred to outpatient speech therapy services due to continued deficits in her ability to speak, eat, and drink following a stroke seven months prior.

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Topics: Dysphagia, Patient Success Story

Decreasing Pain and Improving Mobility Using Diathermy and Exercise

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Apr 20, 2021 12:34:47 PM
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Topics: Fall Prevention & Balance, Pain Management, Patient Success Story

Improving Swallowing Ability using sEMG and Exercise

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Mar 29, 2021 11:57:20 AM

Patient Information: Female, Age 73

Diagnosis: Closed Head Injury / Intellectual Disability / Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

History: This woman, born with intellectual disability, was referred to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation services following hospitalization due to a fall at her group home, which resulted in a head injury and femur fracture. Prior to her fall, she lived in a group home with caregivers, was non-verbal, and consumed a regular diet with thin liquids. However, caregivers modified her diet to soft solids due to noted occasional difficulty in chewing and swallowing.

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Topics: Dysphagia, Patient Success Story

Improving Functional Mobility Using Exercise

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Mar 15, 2021 11:26:56 AM

Patient Information: Female, Age 85

Diagnosis: Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) / Muscle Weakness

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Topics: Patient Success Story, Cardiopulmonary

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