Category Archives: Physical Therapy

I Am, too

A response to “I Am” by Benjamin Giroux and for all my kids that have been touched by Autism…. I’m an OT, and I am odd. Not only do I hear a voice, but see a vision, too. Coming from my God, who wants the best for you. To keep you safe, from a world …

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Your Child with Autism and Spring: Are You Prepared?

This week has been a culmination of somewhat a perfect storm for our kids with Autism, at least her in the Memphis area. For the past few weeks, their Autism brains, especially their Sensory Processing Systems, have taken a beating. From being cooped in their homes due to the winter storms, to the disruptive timing …

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Autism Spectrum Disorders…Strengthening, Exercises and Coordination

For almost 20 years, children with autism have constantly re-written the books that have taught me when I was in therapy school. Every child I see never fails to amaze as to what they can do and what new teaching moment they have stored for me. I may be the therapist but their bodies and …

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Wearing many “hats”…It’s called PROFESSIONALISM.

I have recently joined a discussion that my niece, Kaye San Gabriel, an occupational therapist in Florida, started with regards to working in a corporate atmosphere that “at the moment” seems to deflate their passion for their work. I put the quotations on at the moment because I think any company can become good or …

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Bringing the KIDS back to our children

Check out the picture above. What do you see? Better yet, what do you think you see? This picture was taken a few years ago by a news agency in the Philippines. It is one of a series of pictures about the great flood in the capital of Manila then. The picture shows the plight …

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HOPE: What your patients need!!!

Reviewing events that just unfolded the year 2012, it brought me back to one of my conversations with one of the parents of a child with cerebral palsy. In this conversation, I was just reminded by her about that moment when they give you the news, so dark, so hopeless …”Your child has special needs.”..”.Your …

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Connecting with Patients

As I was doing my e-mail reading this morning, I came to this¬†Facebook¬†post from a page called Medical Minds In Motion, a therapy education company so passionate about the rehab professions and its importance. It is headed by a great PT, Rick Daigle, DPT, who I had the chance to learn from in one of …

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