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More than something to blame when the treatment doesn't work

A friend of mine told me that during her physiotherapy training when they discussed “psychosocial” factors it was usually in the context of explaining why a treatment didn’t work.  1,400 more words

Chronic Pain

Creation of a Nature Mandala

One of my projects here in Madagascar is working with a group of girls, aged 5-9 at Iris Madagascar, a centre for abandoned children. These girls often come to Iris from the streets, so we ( 154 more words

Madagascar

Coping With Sensory Sensitivity and July 4th Celebrations

Happy Fourth of July!  Children with sensory sensitivity may not be in the mood to celebrate today.   Holidays in general are often tough for these kids, but this particular holiday is known for it’s cacophony of sights, sounds and smells.   330 more words

Parenting

Summer days.....when time can seem endless...

I came across this post recently, which sums up some of the innovative ways you can employ simple methods as an OT!

It’s summer vacation time and with the kids out of school you may already be hearing the dreaded words: “I’m bored.” We’ve come across this great, OT approved, method to prevent boredom and help kids independently keep active and busy. 30 more words

Occupational Therapy

Sensitivity to Children with Sensory Issues

I have never been diagnosed as having Sensory Processing Disorder, but based on my own reading, I’m sure I have it. I have most of the symptoms of adult SPD, as stated in the aforementioned link, and I can recall having many of the symptoms listed for preschool to school-aged children, as well. 798 more words

Parenting And Kids

[ARTICLE] Virtual reality training for upper extremity in subacute stroke (VIRTUES): study protocol for a randomized controlled multicenter trial - Full Text PDF

Abstract

Background: Novel virtual reality rehabilitation systems provide the potential to increase intensity and offer challenging and motivating tasks. The efficacy of virtual reality systems to improve arm motor function early after stroke has not been demonstrated yet in sufficiently powered studies. 251 more words

Upper Limb