Sometimes it can feel like kids need encouragement to get outside and get movin’. It can be even harder to make this something they love and will strive to incorporate into their every day life. But if we can get those little ones into a routine that includes physical activity and outdoor activities, we might just set up a healthy routine that will be for life!
As a MM PT, I love learning and sharing knowledge with other PTs to enhance my ability to treat and educate my clients with pelvic floor issues. Julie Weibe is a PT with some great resources and it was through her site that I found some information that is often a little trickier to track down – information for the boys on their pelvic floor!
I am always looking for strategies to help my clients with their speech therapy goals. One resource I find really helpful is the Hanen Centre, a Canadian charitable organization that works globally to support parents, caregivers educators and SLPs. One really important technique to help children learn language is the “back and forth” play or the “taking turns” strategy. Having a back-and-forth conversation with a child may seem like a small thing, but it has a big impact on their language skills.
What is mindfulness anyways? Well, it is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. So, it’s not denying your feelings or how your body feels but learning to stay calm in those moments. By ‘creating the calm’ we can focus on what we need and want to do without fear.
The road to adulthood is filled with transitions for every child. For families with loved ones who also have Autism starting to develop independence skills at a young age can make a big difference in the way they will experience the learning curve to independence.
Our bodies are complex and so pelvic rehabilitation requires individual, tailored treatments. This begins with the very personal story of each client but I will tell you that one thing every client does have in common is that pelvic floor conditions are really hard to talk about!