Anxiety & Trauma
Many adults suffer from daily anxiety, interfering with daily routines and leading to a chronic state of stress. Occupational therapy can provide you with the skills necessary to manage anxiety.
We all have sensory systems that gather information about our world and send it to our brain. This is how we see, smell, taste, hear and touch. For some, these systems do not work properly and send too much information, or not enough information, to their brains. When this happens it can be very challenging to engage in daily activities. Occupational Therapy can help you identify which of your sensory systems may not be integrated properly and provide you with recommendations based on the results.
Primitive reflexes are a set of movement patterns that are present in birth and should be integrated by one year of age. Sometimes these movements do not get integrated for a variety of reasons and they can cause functional issues later in life. Decreased attention, poor motor skills, anxiety and a constant need to move can all be related to retained primitive reflexes.
Burn Garment Measurement
If you've received extensive burns that have resulted in significant scarring, pressure garments may be appropriate for you. These garments are carefully measured and custom ordered to provide your scars with even pressure to reduce scar height and increase function.
Adults with Special Needs
Life can be challenging when you're an adult with special needs. adaptABLE OT can help increase function through adaptation, remediation and compensation.
Safe and Sound Protocol
The SSP has been touted as a way to decrease anxiety levels which provides the foundation for other therapies to be more effective. The goal of the SSP is to "switch" the nervous system from a constant state of fight or flight to social engagement. This is achieved by listening to engineered music for one hour a day for five days in a row. The music has had low frequencies (i.e: drums and bass guitars) removed. Evolutionarily, low frequencies are often associated with threat and predators. With repeated exposure to higher frequencies, the middle ear muscles begin to attenuate to these frequencies, which correspond to human voice and; therefore, improved socialization.