I met my baby 9 years ago when we stopped by a car dealership one night after ballroom dancing lessons. It was love at first sight. I had to trade my baby 4 years ago for a hybrid so that my husband can drive a more fuel efficient vehicle since he is a home health #occupationaltherapist. I miss my baby #red#fordescape. The things we do for a profession that does not love me back #occupationaltherapy.
I promised you a post on goals, so promise me you won’t make weird goals moving forward🤝. If you’re making goals for an IEP or IFSP using a computer program, sometimes they’ll have pre-written goals that you can choose and modify to fit your specific needs. Those are great👍🏼. However they don’t always encompass what we’re trying to work towards. Oh, and what are we trying to work towards? FUNC👏🏻TION👏🏻AL👏🏻 SKILLS👏🏻👏🏻. Functional is our key word (aka not making a preschooler climb 40 stairs at once 😉). Would 40 stairs be functional if that’s how many he had to enter his home? Sure! But he didn’t, so.. .
The second picture ➡️➡️ is an awesome summary of what goals should be. Now that you know what to include, what functional skills should we work towards? A simple jumping point I use for mild delay is standardized assessments. What skills should they be performing for their age that they aren’t? Should they be able to broad jump at least 24 inches but their feet are barely leaving the ground? Cool, we need to work on leg and core strength, motor planning and balance. There’s 3 goals you can write from 1 skill. Same for more specific developmental skills. Should this baby be sitting independently by now but can’t stay upright for more than 2 seconds without external support? Looks like something we should work on. .
For moderate to severe delay, let’s look at daily living skills. Are we struggling to sit up tall during transfers? That’s going to require some core work and sitting practice. A nice “Joey will sit with fully erect posture with contact guard for 10 seconds to increase his assistance with transfers” will suffice. Other components of daily skills to look at might be standing balance, head control, self-propulsion of mobile equipment, range of motion (maybe if range is affecting positioning in equipment?). .
If you’re unsure about what might be a good goal for your friend, DM me! .
What was your family like? Carrie and I look at this picture and see our’s surrounding us as we took a giant leap of faith. 🤝
3 years ago, right before Thanksgiving, we decided to open a clinic. We knew there were families that needed help. 💕
This Thanksgiving, we’re reflecting about how your family became our big extended family these last three years...
We don’t just know the kids we help, we know your other kids by name too, how their granny’s doing, when you’re struggling with potty-training & haircuts and celebrating each milestone achieved right along with you. 🏆
Our therapists strive to treat you like family. To empower you & walk this journey with you. It’s always been our priority... To serve families, like family.
We cut that ribbon and walked into the rollercoaster of our life... The risk and worry right alongside the triumphs and successes. But that’s what families do for each other. We’re proud to say: we’ll always treat you like family.
Many things have changed since March when life literally swept me off my feet lol.
I look back and laugh now, but at the time riding around on one legged scooter, due to a left broken foot and right broken wrist, was far from glamorous.
I had two choices: I could either wallow in self pity or I could level up and modify life’s routines.
I was a bit overzealous, going against doctor’s orders to food shop while on crutches (sorry, doc) but I was determined to get back to my normal routines as quickly as possible.
Fast forward to today, wrist has healed really well and foot is doing much better (burpees and open chain jumping exercises are still tough) but I’m finally back walking/jogging/running ...Much has changed since the days when I couldn’t stand inside a shower. Let’s just say, I developed an even stronger affinity for my adult rehab clients. 🙏🏼
You are not your diagnosis. You are not your injury. You are strong & capable of doing everything you aspire to accomplish. The struggle is real, but it isn’t impossible.
Keep on going.
Mark your calendar’s! The next Adaptive/Accessible Yoga Training is January 4 & 5th in Vancouver. There is always so much to learn and so many ways to teach it. Come and join us learn how you can make yoga truly #Accessible to every-body. Not only will you learn how to adapt and adjust the postures, but you will also learn about the nervous system, trauma, energy anatomy, sound and vibration and how it is so effective in a compromise body, plus how to design and conduct yoga classes for a wide array of physical situations, equipment & set-up’s. You can register from the link in my bio. If you have taken my course before you’re welcome to audit it for a small fee. If you or your family member or caregiver are taking the course and you are in a wheelchair you can attend the course for free with their registration. #2019 #adaptivesports#yogateachertraining#yogateacher#physiotherapist#physiotherapy#occupationaltherapy#adaptiveyoga#accessibleyoga#yoga#vancouver
When you and your client bond over both owning turtles, you of course have to use one to work on scissor skill. 🐢 ✂️ Finishing our turtle craft was chosen over our preferred activity swinging! OT win! #turtles#occupationaltherapy#scissorskills
Our weighted baseball cap was created to offer individuals with sensory processing issues a discreet, yet effective solution for any social situation. However, we understand that a baseball cap might not be everyone's favorite accessory. Our liners and inserts are sold separately, and are easily sewn into any favorite hat, much like Mady's knitted stocking cap! Don't just take our word for it, Mady was very excited to share her own thoughts regarding her new, Theramazing hat. Her mom told us that she is also wearing it at school and doing awesome! www.theramazing.com #weightedblanket#weightedvest#sensoryprocessingdisorder#occupationaltherapy
Swipe 👉👉👉Even little athletes need some love. My little guy is on the ice a lot. He works hard and takes some hard hits. Giving some sore spots some attention with some tool work to let the brain know that these areas are safe and not 'hurt'. This treatment was followed by some gentle movement and some breathwork too! (Tools by @smarttoolsusa and @verktygusa ) #mymomisaPT#youthsports#hockeylife
We’re proud to create, design & make our zen gardens from start to finish in our cozy Portland studio. And we couldn’t do what we do without you!!! Thank you for your support, your loyalty, your purchases, your shares, your likes- we’re feeling the love 💕✨.
As Thanksgiving nears, this quote tugs more and more on my heart strings, “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."
Home can be a place, a person, a community. We know when we are home because we are loved and accepted as is, flaws and messes included. Home is peace, home is unconditional love.
Tell me about your “home” in the comments below, and read about my home as well! 👇🏼
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Stroke and Neuroplasticity //
Neurons = nerve cells in the brain
Plasticity = something that is capable of being remodelled or reorganised
It is the mechanism that the brain uses to create new ways of thinking and doing after damage - such as brain cell death following stroke.
As the part of the brain that was damaged can no longer do the action (like move a finger), a new road is created so that another part of the brain takes up the slack and does it instead - after lots of repetition and rehabilitation!
Occupational Therapists can assist with rehabilitation following stroke. According the to Australian Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017, there is a strong recommendation that clients who are living in the community after a stroke and are having difficulty doing everyday tasks should be assessed by a trained clinician (such as an OT). This can then lead on to specific training from a trained clinician such as task-specific practice and the use of appropriate devices) to help make the task easier.
1 182 hours ago
✨ Twister ✨
Eu amo tanto esse jogo!
Um clássico dos jogos no mundo é também um super aliado como recurso nos atendimentos 💚
Ajudando na coordenação motora, consciência corporal, noção espacial, planejamento motor, equilíbrio, manejo de posturas 💪🏻 Terapia Ocupacional Infantil vai transformando tudo em recurso para alcançar os objetivos terapêuticos 😍🎯 #day14#30dias#umapostagempordia#terapiaocupacional#occupationaltherapy#to#tojupassos
Bubble painting is such a fun painting process with completely unexpected outcomes. It is a great activity to use with kids to work on self-regulation and oral awareness! #occupationaltherapy#keanuniversity
Getting your child involved in learning by making a task hands on always increases success. It’s more work for us but the payout is well worth it. #learning#education#parenting
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Occupational therapists: •help kids work on fine motor skills so they can grasp and release toys and develop good handwriting skills
•address hand–eye coordination to improve kids' play and school skills (hitting a target, batting a ball, copying from a blackboard, etc.)
•help kids with severe developmental delays learn basic tasks (such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing their teeth, and feeding themselves)
•help kids with behavioral disorders maintain positive behaviors in all environments (e.g., instead of hitting others or acting out, using positive ways to deal with anger, such as writing about feelings or participating in a physical activity)
•teach kids with physical disabilities the coordination skills needed to feed themselves, use a computer, or increase the speed and legibility of their handwriting
•evaluate a child's need for specialized equipment, such as wheelchairs, splints, bathing equipment, dressing devices, or communication aids
•work with kids who have sensory and attentional issues to improve focus and social skills
Another day, another kid, another therapy. This is Josh achieving what was seemingly impossible many moons ago. It was only a few months ago he couldn’t jump off until mum did it. I will never understand what it is that OT provides Josh but all I know is when he doesn’t go, it’s HELL on EARTH for him and for us. #specialneeds#occupationaltherapy#asd#mum#mom
🌿Bilgili bir Ergoterapist ile çalışmak, karmaşık el cerrahisi vakalarında başarı ve başarısızlık arasında farkı yaratabilir. “- Marybeth Ezaki, MD, Geçmiş Başkan, American Society for Surgery of Hand.
El terapisi, Ergoterapinin oldukça uzmanlaşmış olduğu bir dalıdır.
El terapisi, üst ekstremite (omuz, kol, dirsek, ön kol, el bileği ve el) yaralanmalarını değerlendiren ve tedavi eden bir sağlık bilimi ve sanattır. Bireylerin aktivitelerini maksimum bağımsızlıkta yapabilmesi için ve kaybolmuş işlevlerine geri dönebilmesi için tedavi eder. Ergoterapistler; Karmaşık el ve üst ekstremite yaralanmalarında, zorlu iyileşme dönemini yönetmek için gerekli bilgi ve tecrübeye sahip bir sağlık uzmanıdır.
Her bireye kapsamlı ve kişiselleştirilmiş bir ev değerlendirmesi yapar ve tedavi planı uygular. Elinizin konforu ve uygun pozisyonu için gerekli splint, günlük yaşam aktivitelerini destekleyici malzemeler, eklem esnekliği ve eklem hareket açıklığını arttırmak için egzersiz verilir. 🌍 #ergoterapi#duyubütünleme#occupationaltherapy
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Gooood morning!! Y’all, it’s getting chilly out! We’ve got lows in the 30s, then 20s in Nashville the next few days! How’s the weather where you are?
I want to know your absolute favorite fall + winter recipes, the ones that warm ya up! Being on the comfort food (and desserts)! Tell me in the comments below!
Side note: this #adore_able little can be followed at @alittlepieceofeden, go say hello!