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Summertime Tips for Kids with Sensory Issues

Sensory IssuesFor kids with sensory issues, summertime brings a new set of considerations and special concerns. The air conditioner is too cold. The sunshine is too bright. The sand is too gritty. Sound familiar? To help your little one have fun in the sun this summer, consider the following:

Soccer: Proper Training to Prevent Injuries

soccerSoccer is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The game is played in two, fast-paced 45-minute halves, with a short 15-minute halftime. The playing field (typically 70-80 yards wide by 110-120 yards long) is significantly larger than football and lacrosse fields.

Bike and Scooter Safety Tips for Kids

Bike and Scooter Safety for Kids

When the weather turns nice and the school bell chimes, kids from preschool to pre-teen cruise their neighborhoods on bikes, trikes and scooters. Riding a bike is a rite of passage and often one of the first strides towards independence, but it is important to follow a few safety tips to avoid head injuries, like concussions, and other preventable injuries.

Travel Tips for People with Disabilities

Vacations are intended to be stress free: a time to relax, travel, sight-see and enjoy activities with friends and family.

Traveling for people with disabilities, however, can be complicated, stress-inducing and sometimes a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. A little preparation can go a long way. 

General Travel Tips

Virtual Reality System Helps People Recover from Balance Disorders

A patient dons a safety harness, steps onto a platform that begins to shift beneath his feet and tries to keep his balance while watching a moving figure on a 180-degree screen. This may sound like the latest virtual reality game, but it’s actually the Bertec Dynamic CDP balance system, a device that uses NASA-inspired technology to help people recover from balance disorders.

Tech Tips: Accessibility Options on Your iPad

Did you know that iPad devices have accessibility options already built into the operating system (iOS)? Without any additional upgrades, apps or other sophisticated gadgets, your iPad can read you a book, magnify print, lock the device onto a single app and reduce clutter on webpages. Say goodbye to all those pesky shoe ads!

What Is Spasticity?

Weeks to months after a traumatic injury or the onset of a chronic illness, patients may develop a variety of complications, including a movement disorder called “spasticity.” Patients with spasticity often experience involuntary muscle tightness and stiffness, spasms and slow or uncontrollable movements.

Baseball: Preventing Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

Shoulder and elbow injuries are common for baseball players – too common. A 2013 study by Bleacher Report injury analyst Will Carroll said that one-third of current MLB pitchers have had Tommy John surgery (named for the first major league pitcher to undergo the procedure) to repair overuse and other arm injuries.

Kinesio Taping To Treat Common Running Injuries

Whether you are a seasoned marathoner, a recreational jogger or just recently strapped on your running shoes, you should consider ways to prevent injuries. A runner’s best course of action for injury prevention is proper preparation, including: checking with your doctor to ensure it is medically safe to begin or continue a running program, wearing appropriate footwear and preparing your muscles and cardiovascular system for the activity.

Tips to Ease Your Child’s Anxiety

Contrary to popular belief, being a child isn’t all fun and games. Everyday moments that thrill some children – like making new friends, riding in an airplane or going to a new school – provoke anxiety in other children, and sometimes, children face extraordinary situations, like illnesses or injuries, which cause additional stress.

Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to help ease your child’s anxiety. Here are some tips:


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