Occupational Therapy Interventions
Additional Training is key to ongoing clinical excellence
What are the daily challenges?
Strengths / Supports
Retained Primitive Reflexes - read more
Sensory Profile - Adults
Sensory Processing Measure - Preschool & School
Handwriting Speed Test
S-PACE Goal Setting Tool
SMART Goal - Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-frame
Perception - Impact on SMART goal and current progress
Abilities - Observable moments the therapist can review to track specific progress
Competence - Observable situations the client can use to track overall progress
Evaluation - Both, client rating of core skill performance and therapist rating of abilities achievement
Home & Clinic Therapy Sessions
School Based therapy sessions
Soft Tissue OT
Using a combination of trigger point release, myofascial treatment, stretching and strengthening, plus education about the impact positional and repetitive movements, soft tissue OT can have a positive effect on overall performance. Chronic pain, tension and balancing muscle patterns following acute injury/incident, are all aspects of typical movement and occupation that can be supported through the use of soft tissue OT.
Studied as a postgraduate course, soft tissue OT is a specific area of practice which is provided by therapists at Early Links.
This practice does not include manipulation of joints and/or pressure directly on underlying organs/nerves. Soft Tissue OT does use techniques aimed at reducing "knots" in muscles and returning optimal muscle movement/function, including balance between opposing muscle groups. Early Links OTs will often combine soft tissue practice with functional neurology techniques to optomise the neuromuscular results - aka "relaxation and connection to body movement"
Depending on your condition, your Occupational Therapist may suggest including soft tissue treatments in your next session.
Most commonly used within the stage 2 of an Achievement Plan and/or with athletes in the maintenance phase of their Performance Plan.
Sensory Diet (R)
Therapressure Brushing Protocol (R)
Oral-Tactile Technique (R)
Quick Shift Technology
ALERT Program (R)
Zones of Regulation
SOS Approach to Feeding - Basic, ASD Specific, Food Science
Retained Primitive Reflexes
Text bout reflexes
Link to AOTA paper