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Medications and Exercise Participation at the Centre of Movement

Medications and Exercise Participation at the Centre of Movement Managing chronic conditions in children often involves a delicate balance of medications and other supports to improve their quality of life. While these medications are crucial, they come with side effects that can intersect with the benefits of regular exercise. Exercise, much like medication, brings about […]

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Maximising Functional Outcomes: Exploring Intensive Therapy for Children with Neurological Disabilities

Maximising Functional Outcomes: Exploring Intensive Therapy for Children with Neurological Disabilities In the dynamic field of paediatric neurorehabilitation, the intensive model of therapy (IMOT) is revolutionising the way we approach therapy for children with neurological disabilities. By immersing children in 2-4 hours of therapy daily over 2-3 weeks, we harnesses the power of neuroplasticity—our brain’s

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The Importance Of Strength Training In Children With Down Syndrome

The Importance Of Strength Training In Children With Down Syndrome Down Syndrome is a chromosomal or genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21, trisomy 21. Individuals with Down syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21 rather than two like their neurotypical peers.  Children with Down Syndrome have physical and

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Hydrotherapy for Children

Hydrotherapy for Children Aquatic emersion or “Hydrotherapy” has been used as a holistic alternative therapy for centuries. Hydrotherapy can target general aches and pains of the body as well as aid in the management of many chronic conditions and diseases.  At COM our Accredited Exercise Physiologists utilise the warm water environment to provide therapeutic benefits

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Occupational Therapy and Emotional Regulation

Occupational Therapy and Emotional Regulation Navigating the intricate terrain of human emotions, emotional regulation emerges as a cornerstone skill, influencing every facet of our lives from childhood to adulthood. Unraveling the threads of emotional regulation unveils its profound impact on mood, concentration, relationships, and cognitive processes, offering insights into its pivotal role in fostering well-being,

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Occupational therapy and Functional Hand Use

Occupational Therapy Functional Hand Use Childhood disabilities have historically been approached with a focus on ‘fixing’ impairments, often driven by societal expectations. For example, in conditions like Cerebral Palsy, the goal has been to equalise functionality. However, a new perspective is emerging, challenging the traditional definition of health and emphasising adaptability and self-management as key

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How “The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk,” by Karen Pape changed our practice.

How “The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk,” by Karen Pape changed our practice.

How “The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk,” by Karen Pape changed our practice. Karen Pape, MD, is a pioneer, rightly demanding that colleagues integrate the new science of brain plasticity as it applies to children with neurological disorders. She speaks of starting a REVOLUTION… that following a stroke up to 30 percent of

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