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August 22, 2013 - Helping Children Become Independent Using Breath in the Classroom (Leave a Comment)
Last night in my Webinar with Donna Freeman from Yogainmyschool.com: Yoga for Children with ADHD, I talked about breathing techniques that work well with this population, and are easily incorporated into the classroom. Here is another idea that I tried out today and had great success with. I made these bracelets with a group of […]
August 16, 2013 - OT Group Raises Awareness for Correct Backpack Usage (Leave a Comment)
With a new school year beginning, many students want to have the coolest backpack in school. However, not wearing a backpack correctly can cause harm in the long run. Brenda Erickson, an occupational therapist at Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, NM, is helping raise awareness on correct backpack usage for students and their parents at […]
August 6, 2013 - Physical Therapy Reduces Back Pain (Leave a Comment)
Sara Edlebeck, Doctor of Physical Therapy in Iron Mountain, MI is helping back pain patients avoid surgery through her physical therapy program. Mike Pelletier quickly and unexpectedly began having back pain. He travels a lot with his job requiring him to sit, which he has been doing for over 21 years. Mike was thinking surgery […]
July 25, 2013 - Relaxation Achieved Through Tai Chi (11 Comments)
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art with uncertain origins, but is gaining popularity much like yoga. Mary Nell Jackson, a tai chi practitioner in Iowa City, IA, descirbes the art as organic. She says: “My original thought about it was that it was just so beautiful to watch because it looks like flowing […]
July 15, 2013 - Summer Camp Helps Children with Special Needs (Leave a Comment)
In Salisbury, NC there is a special summer camp opportunity for children with special needs. The summer camp, hosted by the nonprofit organization Footprints in the Community, gives children a chance to play and learn no matter what obstacles they face. Director Ashley Deaton said the camp welcomes all children, whether they have physical disabilities, […]
July 2, 2013 - Fluffy Friends Provide Therapy (One Comment)
Perhaps you’ve heard of dogs and horses being used as therapy animals, but how about an alpaca named Napoleon and a llama named Rojo? For Lori Gregory, owner of of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas in Vancouver, Washington her animals are lighting up the faces of patients. She never had the idea of using […]