Sensory Based Intervention

What is Sensory Based Intervention? Many children with and without diagnoses struggle with their sensory modulation. Some may have a diagnosis of sensory processing disorder, others may experience some sensory sensitivity or may present with attention and behavioural concerns due to sensory modulation difficulties. Our experienced occupational therapists can provide skilled assessment and intervention for…

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Self Care

What is Self Care? Children may have delays in their self care skills as a result of motor planning difficulties, developmental delay, physical disability or merely as a result of lack of practise in our busy family lives. Children benefit from the step wise, goal oriented and positive feedback methods of our experienced occupational therapists…

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Occupational Therapy for Hypermobility

What is Occupational Therapy for Hypermobility? Children may have hypermobility that is diagnosed or undiagnosed when they have overly mobile joints. For some children the excessive laxity in joints and soft tissues presents with no problems, however in other cases it may lead to: Pain, fatigue, poor legibility and speed with tasks such as handwriting…

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Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (mCIMT)

What is Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy? mCIMT is an evidenced based intensive treatment approach that aims to limit the use of an unaffected limb (arm / hand). This allows the affected limb to be less neglected and therefore the limb becomes stronger and more involved for functional daily tasks including playing, writing, cutting, dressing,…

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Individual Occupational Therapy Treatment

What is Individual Occupational Therapy Treatment? Following assessment your therapist will discuss the results of the assessment with you and begin to develop treatment strategies for your child’s needs in conjunction with you and your child. All treatment strategies will be individualised for your child using a number of evidence based treatments. If your child…

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Hand and Upper Limb Taping and Splinting

What is Hand and Upper Limb Taping and Splinting? Children with hypermobility, difficulties with pencil grasp, low tone or spasticity issues of the fingers, wrist and forearm will often benefit from taping or splinting. This will assist positioning and supporting of the joints in the hands and fingers in order to improve their performance or…

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Equipment Prescription and Home Modifications

What is Equipment Prescription and Home Modifications? Our experienced team of occupational therapists are able to provide assistance to your family and child in relation to equipment and home modification needs. Following thorough planning, assessment and discussion your therapist can organise trials of equipment and facilitate the prescription process. In regards to home modifications they…

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Electrical Stimulation

What is Electrical Stimulation? Electrical stimulation produces muscle contractions via electrodes placed on the skin. Our Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists may use electrical stimulation to stimulate nerve and muscle fibres to help activate very weak muscles or to increase endurance. There is strong evidence that electrical stimulation is beneficial for: Strengthening muscles as a substitute…

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Taping and Serial Casting

What is Taping and Serial Casting? We use a number of different taping and splinting tools as adjuncts to therapy to assist us to achieve our therapy goals. The children and adolescents who may benefit from taping & splinting range from typically developing children to children with complex needs. The range of tools we use…

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Theratogs™ at Therapies for Kids

All therapists at Therapies for Kids are trained in the use of Theratogs™, a strapping technique which maximises the benefit of therapy sessions. Our team of experienced therapists use Theratogs™ to help your child reach their optimal physical performance during their therapy sessions. Intensive treatment using Theratogs™ and other specialised services at Therapies for Kids…

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