Vestibular and Proprioceptive Sensory Activities - Best Toys 4 Toddlers
I always get confused with terms vestibular and, especially proprioceptive. This is the reason why I have set myself to learn exactly what these 2 terms mean when it comes to sensory play. The last five senses we’ve discussed are stimulated by external factors. There are also lesser-known senses that relate to the body’s internal...Read More »
Snowflake Balance Winter Gross Motor Indoor Play Therapy Idea - The OT Toolbox
The vestibular system is one of the bodys senses and responsible for awareness of our body in space and gravitational insecurity during tasks. Kids can use balance beams to work on integration of the vestibular sense, perfect for children who seek movement, run into objects, fear certain positions, have trouble visually tracking items in reading and written, and more. Occupational Therapy with a balance beam activities.
This 3-Minute Exercise Will Actually Fix Your Posture
Now that we're all settled into the new year, it may be time to address an issue that many of us have but tend to ignore: our posture. This issue is especially important for those of us who sit at the computer all day, whether for work, study, or leisure. What many people don't realize…
Learn about tennis elbow taping. Tennis Elbow is the common name describing the condition Lateral Epicondylitis, or inflammation of the outside portion of the elbow resulting in soreness and tenderness. Though, recent research has shown that the condition is not as much inflammatory as it is degenerative (microscopic injury to the tendon).
PTs control pain and swelling through massage, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. They increase strength and range of motion with exercise, agility and endurance-building activities. Proprioception training teaches position control of the injured joint. OTs help patients with shoulder pain achieve scapular control, appropriate movement patterns, and sufficient levels of strength and stamina for activities of daily life.
The Cranial Nerves (Organization of the Central Nervous System) Part 4
Origin and distribution of cranial nerves (CN) VI, IV, and III, which innervate extraocular eye muscles. The focus of the upper part of this figure includes the abducens nerve (CN VI) and the general somatic efferent component of the oculomotor nerve (CN III), which are essential for horizontal gaze. The lower part of this figure depicts the muscles of the eye and their relationship with CN III, IV, and VI.