How to Tell If Your Child Needs Occupational Therapy?

Female tutor and little girl counting with abacus in playroom

Doesyour child have problems with day-to-day activities at home, in school or thecommunity? Do they experience difficulties that seem unusual? If you’veanswered yes to any of these two questions, then there’s a good chance thatyour child needs occupational therapy.

Simply put, occupational therapy is a treatment that supports a kid and their family when they experience problems in the following areas:

Fine motor skills

Fine motor skills refer to a child’s ability to execute precise movements with hands, wrists, toes and the like. If your child is battling with excellent motor skills, they might have difficulty with any of the following:

Holding objects such as toys, pencils, cups and the like

  • unable to secure zippers, buttons, shoelaces
  • trouble colouring, drawing, tracing, prewriting shapes
  • Poor handwriting, letter/number development
  • Withdrawing from activities that require great motor skills

Gross motor skills

Gross motor …

5 Tips to Make Chronic Illness Easier

Living with a chronic illness can make even the best days more difficult, but there are certain things that you can do to ease the struggle and improve your quality of life. Regardless of the type of chronic illness that is affecting you, taking steps that will ultimately make your days easier may be just the thing that you are missing.

  1. Closely follow instructions:

While skipping certain therapies on busy days make seem like a good idea to save time, they were prescribed because you need them. The same is true for medication; making sure to take it on time as your doctor instructed will maximize its potential benefits.

  1. Organize your medical information:

Keeping information regarding medications, appointments and medical equipment updated and organized is a good way to ensure that you are ready for virtually anything your condition can throw at you. It is also a good idea to …

A Closer Look at Pain Relief Using a Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulator (TENS) Unit

 

 

If you suffer from constant or intermittent pain or have been to the doctor on several occasions but received prescriptive temporary narcotic pain reliever, then it would be high time to try out TENS in managing your pain. The TENS unit works differently compared to other forms of pain remediation.
Here is a quick glance at some of the common types of pain:
Types of pain
There are three main types of pain which are: the episodic pain, pathophysiological pain, and acute pain.¬†Episodic pain¬†will usually recur periodically and has a huge effect on our daily routine. On the other hand, the pathophysiological pain comes with episodes which can sometimes prove difficult to relieve and is usually misunderstood. Additionally, the acute pain is unremitting and can extend for a very long time, often years. Taking steps towards effective management of pain is important since it’s estimated that …