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Occupational Therapy
Food Aversions and Eating Challenges: An OT Perspective
What is the relationship between mealtime challenges and a child's sensory system?Eating requires use of all seven senses. We use SIGHT to look at our utensils and the people at the table around us, SMELL for the flavors of food, TASTE to determine the flavor of our foods, HEARING while food is being pushed along...
Trigger Finger
While the name might conjure images of wild west sharpshooters or deadly snipers, the condition of “trigger finger” gets its name from the trigger-like snap that occurs when the finger suddenly releases after a period of being locked down in a bent position.What is Trigger Finger? The tendons that run into the fingers have protective...
What is DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis?
Have you noticed increased pain on the thumb side of your wrist? You may be dealing with DeQuearvains Tenosynovitis. It's a mouthful to say, but it's a common culprit of radial (thumb sided) wrist pain. In this post, we will discuss what this condition is, who is most at risk, and strategies that can be...
Pediatric Occupational Therapy: What is Visual Perception?
Visual perception skills are very important when it comes to a child's learning and deficits can cause challenges for your child in school as well as in daily tasks.What is Visual Perception? Visual perception is a broad term used to define how the brain processes visual stimuli. It is what allows a person to recognize...