Helping kids of all ages to live a more active life through FUNctional movement.
Tying shoelaces may seem like a small task, but for school-aged children, it can be a significant milestone in developing fine motor skills and fostering a sense of independence. If a child can’t do this easily and independently, it may lead to frustration and embarrassment. Find out strategies to support this.
ADHD is a commonly diagnosed childhood disorder, and there are many other reasons for childlren to display ADHD like behaviours and mannerisms. A child with ADHD and/or related symptoms can struggle in many settings and easily become dysregulated. There are many treatment and management options that can help support these symptoms. A specially trained physiotherapist who works with children can help be a part of the solution for helping kids with ADHD symptoms.
We hear a lot about kids needing to learn to regulate better, and have better self-regulation. There are many strategies taught to kids to improve on this. Something that is a fundamental part of children learning to self-regulate is ‘co-regulation’. Learn more about what this is and how it can help improve a child’s self-regulation.
Soon we “fall back” and turn our clocks back one hour to mark the end of daylight savings time. I used to love this weekend – having one extra hour of sleep… but kids don’t always get the same message, and if you have early risers now, this could mean even earlier rising. How can you help your family through this change? You have a couple options and no matter which approach you take, you will make it through!
Your child’s registered physiotherapist or occupational therapist might ask you if you (or your child) would be ok to work with an OTA/PTA. The therapist would explain to you that they will still be making the plans, but the OTA/PTA will be the one to follow through with the therapy session and then would report back to the therapist. But, what is an OTA/PTA and why would you choose to work with them? Here are the basics to help you better understand this role and how they can be an integral part of your child’s therapy journey.
Do you have a toddler or preschooler? Are they keen to colour, draw, or make crafts? Or maybe they struggle because they don’t have the necessary skills yet? Maybe it’s time to work on some PRE-scissor and PRE-writing skills.
The playground is any physiotherapists’ dream. When used safely, it can be a huge part of a child’s development.
Therapy intensives are an excellent tool to help children achieve very specific, defined goals in a short amount of time. Through the power of neuroplasticity kids benefit from longer duration and daily session of therapy.