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An occupational Therapist can support and train families with physical challenges, including toileting, dressing, eating, and small and big muscle control. Recommendations will be provided such as how to exercises and use alternative techniques to improve you or your child’s physical skills.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a type of health care that helps to solve the problems that interfere with a person’s ability to do the things that are important to them – everyday things like:

  • Self-care - getting dressed, eating, moving around the house,

  • Being productive - going to work or school, participating in the community, and

  • Leisure activities - sports, gardening, social activities.

Physiotherapy could be done at home using virtual reality

Virtual reality could help physiotherapy patients complete their exercises at home successfully thanks to researchers who managed to combine VR technology with 3D motion capture.

Exercise with a physiotherapist helps people with depression

Exercise has a positive effect on depression. A researcher evaluated exercise as add-on therapy to medicating with antidepressants. The experiments showed that people who participated in exercise aimed at increasing their physical fitness clearly improved their mental health compared with the control group.

Talking therapy shows promise for people with chronic low back pain

A new form of talking therapy is a credible and promising treatment for people with chronic low back pain who are also suffering from related psychological stress, a new study concludes.

New online care from dietitians helps control weight

A rich chocolate cake is tempting you, but where is a dietitian when you need one? The e-Care for Heart Wellness study sought to solve this problem. Patients who were overweight and had hypertension were more likely to have lost 10 pounds in six months if they had secure online access to a dietitian than if they received only information and usual care.

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