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Creating a Safe Environment- Moving around safely and easily is not something thought about. Many areas of life may be impacted, and adaptations will need to be made to be safer. For example, the home can be safer by modifying the environment to prevent accidents as one move around the
Basic Assistive Devices for Self-Care - An assistive device is any piece of equipment that can be used to help make daily activities easier to perform. This may include recommendations for bath benches and AAC devices.
Balance and Coordination Gross Motor Concerns - The ability to stay upright or stay in control of body movement, and coordination is the ability to move two or more body parts under control, smoothly and efficiently
Body Awareness- The ability to understand where our bodies are in space and how our bodies move. When individuals have difficulties with body awareness, they may appear clumsy, uncoordinated or have delays in motor skill development.
Cognitive Building- Cognitive building can help sharpen the individual’s memory and thinking by activating neuroplasticity. The more the individual, post stroke, practices such cognitive exercises, the more the memory and thinking will improve. You get better through practice!
Occupational therapy practitioners have the science-based knowledge to understand progressive conditions and life changes that can affect driving. Because occupational therapy practitioners take the time to understand the role that driving plays in your life, they can help individuals make a smoother transition from driving to using other forms of
Gait, Balance Activities/ Exercises- Gait or walking is a coordinated action of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. Balance is the ability to sit, stand, or walk safely without postural deviation, falling, or reaching for external items for support. Utilizing exercises and customized activities to increase gait and balance.
Restful and adequate sleep provides the foundation for optimal occupational performance, participation, and engagement in daily life, a concept that is historically consistent with the development of occupational therapy. The impact of sleep on function and participation is incorporated into the repertoire of occupational therapy practitioners and addressed across the
Increasing Gross Motor Skills an action that involves your using muscles. Gross motor skills are larger movements an individual makes with his arms, legs, feet, or his entire body. Crawling, running, and jumping are examples of gross motor skill.
Increasing Eye/Hand Coordination Activities - Eye-hand coordination is the ability of the vision system to coordinate the movement of the hands to perform a task. While vision is the process of understanding what the eye sees, it also involves the ability to move the eyes in a particular direction to