5 Tools to Improve Flexibility

Flexibility is a part of our lives that many of us overlook. It is needed to perform everyday activities, such as getting out of bed, cleaning, or interacting with children. As such, it is essential to improve flexibility and include … Continue reading

Sensory Toys and Tools for Kids

Autism Spectrum Disorder is often closely aligned with many sensory processing disorders (SPDs). As a symptom, many autistic children struggle with sensory processing. According to Brain Balance, children with SPD can either show hypersensitivity (over-responsiveness) or hyposensitivity (under-responsiveness) to sensory … Continue reading

TheraPutty Activities for Children with Autism

Children with autism often have trouble with fine motor skills, hand strength, coordination, and spatial awareness. One method used by Occupational Therapists (OT) to help develop these skills is using TheraPutty® activities. The uniqueness of the material as well as the variety … Continue reading

Autism and Occupational Therapy

Did you know that in addition to being Occupational Therapy Month, April is also Autism Awareness Month? Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is defined by Autism Speaks as, “a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, … Continue reading

Adult Occupational Therapy – Upper Body Training

As people grow older, so do their bodies. While one may perceive one’s self as healthy, some health issues can be beyond one’s control. For example, one such issue could be a stroke. After an individual has had a stroke … Continue reading

What is Occupational Therapy?

April is Occupational Therapy month. When people hear the words “Occupational Therapy” they often think that it has something to do with finding a job. That’s an easy mistake to make, but according to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Occupational … Continue reading

Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses

Spring training for baseball has begun which is a clear signal that we’re leaving the cold weather behind and summer is just around the corner. Many of us look forward to getting outdoors during the warmer weather. However, higher temperatures … Continue reading

10 Fat Burning Exercises Perfect for Spring

Spring is here and before you know it Summer will be too. In the cold winter weather, it can be very unmotivating to venture out of the house and down to the gym. If you are one that has slacked … Continue reading

Athletic Training’s Role in Monitoring Athlete Burnout

Being a successful athlete puts a lot of pressure on an individual. He or she needs to practice and participate in physical conditioning almost every day and this athlete needs to regularly compete in games. Student athletes need to do … Continue reading

What Makes an Athletic Trainer Tick

Have you ever worked with an Athletic Trainer (AT)? Whether it be on the sport field or in the workplace, athletic trainers are on hand as health care professionals. They are responsible for making quick decisions that can dramatically impact … Continue reading