Navigating the realm of toddler haircuts unveils a sensory challenge, where the unfamiliar setting, buzzing clippers, and tactile sensations converge, often triggering resistance and anxiety; however, occupational therapy offers practical strategies—from gradual desensitization to sensory-friendly tools and the power of social learning—to transform the experience into a smoother, more positive journey for both toddlers and parents alike.
Bed Mobility and Transfers 1. The patient will independently turn side to side within the bed three times during each 8-hour shift over the next two weeks to prevent pressure ulcers and improve overall comfort and well-being. 2. The patient will independently perform a sit-to-stand transfer from the bed to a chair with minimal verbal … Read more
Contraindications for stretching include recent fractures that are still healing, acute inflammation, active infections, tissue trauma such as hematomas, pain with joint movement, the presence of a bony block limiting joint motion, joint hypermobility, stretching leading to joint instability, or compromising an individual’s functional abilities. Learn more about why each is contraindicated for occupational therapy.
What are Righting vs Equilibrium vs Protective Reactions? See a comparison table and learn how to incorporate occupations into the assessment process concerning patient’s righting reactions, equilibrium reactions, and protective reactions in real-life contexts. Techniques described include breaking down occupations (activity analysis), creating simulated environments, and gathering subjective input to develop targeted interventions and enhance patient functional performance and safety.
Should you perform and document manual muscle testing (MMT) on patients who have hypertonicity and spasticity? How should you document it if you do not perform it? What should you use instead and how can you measure progress as an occupational therapist? Conditions this applies to include Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy.