broken bone prevention for children with mobility impairments

Broken Bone Prevention for Children with Mobility Impairments

Broken Bones Break My Heart I was talking to one of my OT friends about a student we used to share. He is an elementary-age boy who has the most sparkling eyes and brilliant smile, but who has missed weeks of school, weeks of instruction, weeks of fun, weeks of social interactions, and who has [..}

concussion brain mri

Concussion 101: The Disabling Effects of a Concussion

Concussions have become the latest health topic in the media. How can parents become educated to recognize a concussion, and know where to go for the best care? How do you prevent disabling symptoms from persisting with a concussion? Knowing what to watch for is the best start to preventing [..}


Physical Therapy Must-Have Equipment: EasyStand Bantam

The Bantam as a Bench Necessity is the mother of using equipment for other than its originally intended purpose. When our Early Childhood Education building was being remodeled, things had to be shuffled around and put in storage. We got to play our own little version of the, “If your [..}

Standing Device Funding Guide - EasyStand Bantam

NCART Releases Standing Device Funding Guide

With over hundreds of research studies on standing and weight bearing you would think that both private and public healthcare payer sources would fund Standing Devices without a second thought. Unfortunately, in today’s ever shrinking insurance coverage and payment arena that is not the case. In [..}



At some point, I’m pretty sure just about everyone has wished for a pony. Kids of all ages with mobility limitations are probably no exception. A right-sized companion with four extra-strong legs? Yes, please. Aside from being cute and cuddly, or sleek and shiny, or however the horses of your [..}

My favorite adapted cooking gadgets

Holy cow. Thanksgiving is nearly here, which means Christmas will be here before we know it. What do the holidays mean to you? For some they represent family, for others it’s the vacation time and for me? It's all about the food. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook all year round, but I really [..}

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Save a buck with DIY adaptive products

I would love to see Red Green do an episode on adaptive products. If you have no idea who I’m talking about, he's a goofy Canadian guy on TV who's addicted to DIY fixes. Duct tape is his best friend, and he refuses to go to anybody for anything he needs. He makes everything. [..}


It’s All About You

After my program recently moved to a new location, some of our favorite sayings were hung in new places. Looking up from my desk, for instance, I see, “No one cares how much you know.” Don’t worry, that’s not the whole saying, just the result of unfortunate bulletin board placement. The full [..}

High School Students With Special Needs

Awkward: Growing Up & Away From A Parent PCA

For high school students with Special Education services, team meetings should address plans for post-secondary education, employment, and living options, as well as the type of support required for success in these areas. During Tina’s meeting, there was something about her non-verbals that made [..}

school based physical therapy

What’s the difference? Clinic-Based Versus School-Based Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

A child with motor or sensory impairments may benefit from skilled Physical or Occupational Therapy intervention. The way the need for services is determined and how the services are delivered vary based on whether services are delivered in a medical or educational setting. Who Qualifies? In the [..}