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Rehabilitation Therapy in Video

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video

To provide effective rehabilitation therapy, a practitioner must have a visceral understanding of the human body and a keen ability to recognize and identify a range of physical ailments. Learning the many nuances of successful treatment requires an up-close, dynamic view of a patient. However, hands-on learning time with patients is often limited by factors such as access, cost, and scheduling.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a groundbreaking collection that solves this issue by providing 750 hours of streaming video focused on the physical treatment of patients with congenital disorders, chronic health issues, and traumatic injuries. The videos feature world-renowned occupational, physical, and speech therapists explaining the underlying anatomical and neurological issues in specific patient populations, while demonstrating effective techniques and methods for their treatment. With footage of therapists working with actual patients, as well as models and illustrations, this collection offers students and faculty an invaluable firsthand look at the realities of working with patients and putting theoretical concepts into practice.

Designed for use in both undergraduate and graduate programs, Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is an essential resource for teaching and studying occupational therapy, physio/physical therapy, speech-language pathology, sports medicine, exercise science, athletic training, and the complicated nexus of these fields. This collection will also be invaluable to therapy-assistant programs.

The breadth of topics, methods, and populations covered is expansive. Subjects include: adaptive strategies, aging populations, apraxia, arthroplasty, aspiration, assistive technologies, autism, balance, brain injury, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, dressing and positioning, feeding and swallowing, fine and gross motor skills, hand function and handwriting, hemiplegia, hypotonia, joint mobilization, learning disabilities, mobility and gait, multiple sclerosis, myofascial release, neuroanatomy, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), pain management, pediatric therapy, range of motion, respiration, Rett syndrome, school-based therapy, soft tissue mobilization, speech impediments, sports injuries, torticollis, ultrasound therapy, and others.

The collection features demonstrations by acclaimed therapists and instructors, including Mary Benbow, MS, OTR, recipient of the AOTA Recognition of Achievement Award and the John Hancock Award; Christine A. Nelson, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, recipient of the NORA Advancement in Science Award; and Josephine C. Moore, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, recipient of the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Award.

Titles in the collection have been approved for educational use by the American Occupational Therapy Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure accuracy and compliance with current standards and protocols.

Sample titles include:

  • Facilitation Techniques for Improving Motor Control in Children with Neuromotor Disorders (Maria Huben, P.T.;  2009)
  • A Three-Part Treatment Program for Oral-Placement Therapy (Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP; 2011)
  • Preparation for Improving Functional Gate in Adult Hemiplegia (Isabelle M. Bohman, M.S., P.T.; 2002)
  • Therapeutic Dressing for the Child with Significant Neuromotor Challenges (Christine A. Nelson, OTR, Ph.D., FAOTA2007)
  • Joint Mobilization of the Upper Extremity and Spine (Sandy Brooks-Scott, M.S., PPT, PCS; 2012)
  • Neurokinesthetic Approach to Hand Function and Handwriting (Mary Benbow, M.S., OTR; 2008)
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders: An Evidenced-Based Approach (Michelle Star, CYT, IYT; 2011)

All of the videos in the collection are thoroughly indexed and transcribed, enabling users to find content by subject, therapist expertise, patient details, methodologies, diagnoses, and more. Advanced features such as static URLs, synchronized transcripts, and clip-making tools allow users to easily share, cite, and annotate content. For the first time, video can be integrated into coursework and assignments as easily as text.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is available through annual subscription or one-time purchase of perpetual rights, with prices scaled to institutional size and budget.

George LaCour, OTR CHT, demonstrates clinical exercises to improve range of motion and restoring normal function in the upper extremities. In this clip, the therapist demonstrates various stretches that focus on the posterior capsule, pectoralis major, and other shoulder structures to improve internal and external rotation.

Maria Huben, PT, and Francine Martin Stern, PT, demonstrate facilitation of movement for the treatment of children with neuromotor disorders. In this clip, the therapist demonstrates facilitation techniques using a Swiss ball that emphasize weight bearing in a pediatric patient.


Anne Pleva, PT PCS, demonstrates evaluation and treatment techniques for infants with torticollis. In this clip, the therapist emphasizes identifying and improving activation of abdominal muscles and end ranges of lateral tilt.

Paul Bonzani, MHS OTR/L CHT, demonstrates examinations for impingement syndrome. In this clip, the therapist demonstrates examinations of subacromial pain, and disorders of the superspinatus and subscapularis using various evaluations such as the Hawkins-Kennedy test.


Debra Widmer-Reyes, MPT, demonstrates the use of a treadmill to improve the physical function of children with Autism and Apraxia. In this clip, the therapist uses various techniques on the treadmill to improve visual-motor skills, postural control, balance, and gait in patients with Autism and Apraxia.


Overall, this is a useful resource for training therapists and their assistants … Recommended.

P. E. Reese, University of North Texas CHOICE