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Avatar f tn Limited to medically-necessary part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care, or physical therapy, speech-language pathology, or a continuing need for occupational therapy. A doctor must order your care, and a Medicare-certified home health agency must provide it. Home health services may also include medical social services, part-time or intermittent home health aide services, durable medical equipment (see page 30), and medical supplies for use at home.
Avatar n tn o What is Occupational Therapy? o Occupational Therapy Clinic Information Sheet • Physical Therapy (PT) Physical Therapists focus on improvement in functional activities such as standing, walking, returning to work or sports activities in addition to pain reduction following an injury. • Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Speech Language Pathologists offer assessment and treatment of problems with swallowing, cognition (problem solving, memory, word finding), speech and voice disorders.
382218 tn?1341185087 They say, 'This is all we can do for you; just continue your exercise program at home,' but my parents are elderly and haven't been able to help me with the exercises required," Pirsoul said. When Pirsoul's condition worsens, as is common with MS, he has been able to obtain more therapy, but the help never lasts long. "I have definitely declined instead of increasing my mobility and my overall health," he said.
Avatar f tn * Stretches (for less acute pain and general maintenance). Many doctors will prescribe occupational therapy or physical therapy to rebuild strength and flexibility. Some sufferers find great relief in specific movement therapies such as t'ai chi ch'üan, yoga, or the Alexander technique. * Exercise: It has been shown that engaging in leisure-time physical activity decreases the risk of developing RSI.
Avatar m tn After a stay in the hospital for 6 weeks we were told that she would never meet the requirements for a rehab program. She was sent to a nursing home but the family continued doing her exercise that we found helpful from the Internet and we used therapeutic needles daily to stimulate the nerves on her bad side. After a period of 5 months and getting her on a antidepressant we were able to get her to rehab. We were told first that she wouldn't live.
1168718 tn?1464987135 What are the limitations and side effects of the treatment? Will the benefits outweigh the risks? How Does Physical and Occupational Therapy Help Spasticity? A basic physical therapy stretching program is the first step in treating spasticity. A daily regimen of stretching can lengthen muscles to help decrease spasticity. An occupational therapist may prescribe splinting, casting, and bracing techniques to maintain range of motion and flexibility.
Avatar n tn The patient should also show an understanding of a home exercise program with the proper warmup, strengthening techniques, and warning signs of early impingement. Surgical Intervention In general, conservative measures are continued for at least 3-6 months or longer if the patient is improving, which is usually the case in 60-90% of patients.
Avatar f tn At 3, we had our son evaluated by an occupational therapist and it was inconclusive. At 4, we had him evaluated again and it was clear. He does occupational therapy which is like play therapy that addresses the nervous system and works on behavioral things. Now at 6, most can't tell that he has sensory integration disorder as we intervened early. Sensory involves the nervous system and how the brain processes things. Google sensory and see what you think.
Avatar m tn Oh, I missed your post with his age . . . I think we were writing at the same time and I got it wrong that he was to take a nap at preschool (making me think it was daycare). He is way to little to start talking about add/adhd. As I said, he is of an age in which there is huge variability amonst kids. However, with that said . . . you are in a situation in which the teachers at his school have concluded that he sits outside of what they see in most kids his age.
877954 tn?1271302706 I'd also make sure you get a speech evaluation as well to cover these speech issues. I will tell you that with occupational therapy and the things we do at home, my son is doing extremely well so have hope. Even a slight issue can make things hard for a child. If you need any ideas for sensory play or oral motor exercises------ let me know. They will probably do some "brushing" with her but as she likes jeans-------- you can start with some "deep pressure" at home.
Avatar n tn The day after surgery they wanted to take me for occupational therapy and brought a wheelchair over to take me. I refused to use the wheelchair and said I will walk using a walker. So please don't make a statement unless you know what your talking about!!
Avatar f tn An occupational therapist diagnosed him and he does occupational therapy. He is now 7 and is doing fantastic. I mean FANTASTIC! His tactile sensitivity is almost gone and was early on. They do this brushing protocol that I can explain to you if you would like. And working on the nervous system overall helps a child to stay regulated and tolerate the things on their skin that bother them better. Also part of ot is strategizing on things to help the situation.
1244180 tn?1325902711 here in canada they get discharged from their speech and occupational therapy at the age of 5 so and since then he gets some in school but the communication i get from them is pretty minimal... we used to be able to take him to do errands up to about a year and a half ago and then he just totally refused to i want to start trying just cause he needs to be able to function in the world some what...
Avatar m tn He was evaluated by an occupational therapist and we then started occupational therapy to treat him. Therapy involves working directly on the nervous system to calm and regulate it. They use all of these swings and climbing structures, big pillows, etc. to provide input into the nervous system. They also worked on behavioral strategies both for me to use with him and for him to use on himself (the ultimate goal----- a child learns to manage their own behavior and cope).
13017155 tn?1429024088 I shower her, feed, administer meds 3x a day, I change her diapers, dress her, clip her nails, do her hair, exercise her legs, speech therapy with her, prepare her meals, order her 12 different meds from the pharmacy, order her oxygen supplies, plus some the list goes on.. ** My question to you is.. Can I get compensated fot what ive already done or at least paid for what I do? If so how? And by whom? Is there some type of funding source that can pay me?
5757880 tn?1395581622 Because of these issues, he struggles to tolerate the influx of information that is presented throughout his day. Occupational Therapy services are recommended 2x/week to address the above stated issues to enable CHILD to reach his full potential in daily life." I have replied by to the O/T evaluator to see if she thinks my son has SID or SPD and I'm waiting to hear a response back.
Avatar f tn They love the squeezing and pressing up against something. In occupational therapy, we give our son a lot of that input. The more he does it, the better his nervous system feels. He is NOT allowed to do it with his friends, but we have safe and appropriate ways to get the same sensation. Here is one idea----- get a big ball such as an exercise ball. Place it inbetween you and he. Play "sumo wrestler" and both press against and try to knock the other over.
973741 tn?1342346373 It is well known that exercise and what the occupational therapy world call "heavy work" are a great way to regulate an out of sync nervous system. Whether your child is 3, 6, 9 or older, you will be inundated with opportunities for group sports. We had some rocky times with this in the begining at 3 but have gotten our son to the point that he functions well on a team. So much good comes out of this.
Avatar f tn Heck, a doll with hair would be preferrable than making his sister's scream every morning. Why did he do occupational therapy? We see an occupational therapist for my son's sensory issues-------- but it is one that specializes in sensory. He was evaluated for sensory at three but it was inconclusive but by 4, there was no doubt. He's done occupational therapy ever since. I will add that it has also been really successful.
Avatar f tn It's confusing because while my son did have trouble with those things, he is a mixed bag and is actually quite coordinated athletically. He has done occupational therapy which got his fine motor back on track. But that your daughter never had any motor planning issues is a good sign in terms of not being sensory related. Another hallmark sign missing is that she does fine in school.
Avatar n tn Sensory is not helped by medication but is helped dramatically by occupational therapy. My son was diagnosed by an occupational therapist at 3 and 4 and diagnosed at 4. He started ot and is doing really really well. School and home life are going smoothly. Anyway, I like wj74's ideas (especially the mini indoor trampoline which my kid still bounces on daily). You have a kid that is going to require more out of you.
Avatar m tn the ECTs, the medications, the occupational therapy, etc. At the age of 19 during the first manifestations of intense depression, though, I was given lots of advice from religious to common-sensical: diet, exercise, prayer, vitamins, interesting leisure distractions/interests like horse-riding, watching TV, music, et cetera. After several months to several years, 1963 to 1968, the emotional aberrations disappeared or could be said to be sub-threshold at least for a time.
Avatar f tn My Dr. currently has me in Aqua Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. They tried the "tens unit" on me which didn't help. It's supposed to take away your pain by interrupting the signal from the site of pain to your brain. I honestly did not feel any benefit. In fact, I'm not feeling any different since all of this therapy except maybe worse after some excercises. The new plan is to have a Discogram done on Aug 15th.
Avatar n tn It was hard to believe they'd send an extremely disabled person home without any rehabilitation, because it seems to me that SOME kind of therapy, like the kind you're talking about (shifting weight, etc.), would be good for him. Right now my cousin (his granddaughter) is living with them and providing 24-hour care, but she has no medical background. Do you know of any online resources that might help her in her caregiving? Something that details the type of thing you're talking about...
184674 tn?1360864093 - Has difficulty following instructions - Has difficulty keeping attention on work or play activities at school and at home - Loses things needed for activities at school and at home - Appears not to listen - Doesn't pay close attention to details** - Seems disorganized - Has trouble with tasks that require planning ahead - Forgets things - Is easily distracted** The Hyperactive/Impulsive List: - Fidgety** - Runs or climbs inappropriately** - Can't play quietly - Blurts out answers*
Avatar f tn If you are in the US, under a parents request, the school must evaluate and then put together a program for a child to help them through school. At this time a child would receive any services that they need such as occupational therapy (young kids often really benefit from this as it works directly on the nervous system and adhd involves an overactive nervous system as well as helps with things like fine motor difficulty.
Avatar f tn As I was told when he was young that it was sensory and not adhd==== and to never let them tell me otherwise, we worked the problem from a different angle. We did occupational therapy (six years worth). One of the key things we learned is that physical exercise and deep pressure have a calming, soothing and organizing effect on my son. Examples are exercises like swimming. This is muscle work accompanied by deep pressure.
Avatar f tn He did much better after that. We've done occupational therapy for about a year now and lots of things at home to address his nervous system. He is now 5 and in kindergarten. He has NO issues there and is doing great. No IEP has been discussed or needed. I met with his kinder teacher over the summer and discussed his sensory issues. She talked to his OT and preschool teacher from last year to get the low down. I held nothing back.
Avatar f tn So, I wanted to find ways to help him. He was evaluated twice and we started occupational therapy to work on helping the sensory regulation issues he was having as well as to teach him coping skills. We also had a terrific counselor at the preschool my son attended and they gave 'education' to the teachers on ways to help the situation. They took it to heart and it helped. Things like offering choices. Sally, do you want to pass the napkins during snack or sit in your chair?
Avatar n tn She recommended that they add Occupational Therapy to his IEP at school for self control due to his impuslive behavior. I discussed this with the school district and they said they didn't feel he needed it and has been doing well in school. She also recommended a medication, however, this isn't something I would consider for him at this young age.