Toilet training a child with Autism (ASD) Toilet training can be challenging for any child, and it can especially be challenging for a child with Autism. There are many reasons as to why it takes a child with Autism longer to learn to use the toilet. Some of these reasons may include: Has difficulty understanding […]
ICBC active rehabilitation is a customized exercise program designed to help you recover as quick as possible from a motor vehicle accident. This program consists of gradual exercises and movements to help relieve pain and gain postural strength and muscle endurance. Swift Health ICBC active rehab sessions are led by experienced practicing kinesiologists who are […]
Create a dedicated workspace Identify a space in your house with a desk or table that can be reserved for computer use. Working on a couch or bed for long durations is not recommended. Chair: Lumbar support is the most important aspect about a chair. It is the lower part of the backrest that curves […]
Occupational Therapy can assist older adults to maintain their independence by helping with mobility, cognition and more.
1. Use a sleep diary; this may help you recognize consistent trend causing the sleep difficulties 2. Create a visual schedule of the bedtime routine 3. Play white noise using a special machine or electronic music device 4. Provide massages, back rubs, bear hugs before bed 5. Use a heavy blanket or double duvet 6. […]
During the past five years as a physician working in neurotrauma care units in the hospital setting, I have worked with many stroke patients. In my experience, the key to a speedy and complete recovery following a stroke is to establish an early rehabilitation plan. A typical rehab plan entails a multidisciplinary approach. You should […]
Happy holidays to all. We hope you and your loved ones the best of health and good fortune. We love hearing from you all so let us know how you are spending your holidays!
An occupational therapist (OT) is there to help you make a plan following your accident. The road to recovery is different for everyone, and OTs are there to help you return to your daily routines or adjust and adapt to loss of ability.
What can an Occupational Therapist (OT) do for my child with anxiety? With big emotions that make home routines a huge challenge? With extreme fears that make going out difficult? Who refuses to participate in classroom activities? With reactive aggressive behaviours towards others? With self harm behaviours? Think of an OT as a behavioural detective […]