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Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability with 40% of children with CP having hemiplegic cerebral palsy (HCP), the most common subtype. HCP leads to significant arm and hand impairment with lifelong participation and well-being impacts for the...Read More
The Living Independently and Fully Engaged (LIFEspan) clinic is a coordinated, client-centred service delivery model spanning pediatric and adult rehabilitation services run in partnership between Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the Toronto...Read More
When transitioning to adulthood, youth with disabilities and their families face inevitable changes in healthcare services, financial support, social roles and community participation. To support a meaningful transition to adult life for clients and their families,...Read More
Holland Bloorview has a 20+ year history of strong family partnerships with teaching and learning, including families sharing lived experiences at new staff orientation and the medical home visiting program. In recognition of the unique skill sets asked of Family...Read More
Meaningful social interaction and social connection have been shown to positively contribute to quality of life, growth, and development in youth. However, youth with disabilities face barriers to accessing opportunities for meaningful social engagement that stem from...Read More
Traditional infection rates are complex to understand and not easily accessible to the medical staff. Before applying this leading practice, complex statistics (prevalence, incidence, e.g., 0.008 per 10,000 patient days) was information only accessible to managers....Read More
The distress associated with impairments and disabilities occurring as a result of serious burns to the face and mouth is well-known among victims and clinical practitioners. After a serious burn, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends measuring the level of...Read More
St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s), a multi-site health care organization, recognizes the importance of welcoming patients and families as full partners in the delivery, design, measurement and improvement of care. Guided by a Care Partnership Framework...Read More
Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre provides residence and services to 217 adults with cognitive impairment, physical, intellectual, developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, and social challenges in rural Western Nova Scotia. Clients identified a need to...Read More
Perineal and Pelvic Physiotherapy in Intensive Functional Rehabilitation for People Who Have Suffered a CVA and Have Urinary Incontinence
Many sequelae are secondary to a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and are directly addressed in rehabilitation. Among these sequelae, urinary incontinence (present in 26% to 44% of people admitted into rehabilitation) is often left out and remains problematic. The main...Read More
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