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Pencil Grip 101: What to know as your child readies for school

As our children start school, one of the important activities that they need to master is handwriting.  One of the key ingredients that sets up a child for success in handwriting is having a good pencil grip. In this blog, I’d like to talk a bit about pencil grip and how it relates to handwriting.  What is a correct pencil grip? Why is it important? And what should you do if your child does not have a correct pencil grip? 

The Demanding Life of Students (and how SLPs can help):

Some students find the academic and social demands of school to be challenging and disheartening. They have trouble figuring out the right rules and social behaviours for a school environment. These students often see their peers excel and feel left behind. Here is how an SLP can help students overcome these challenges.

Recovering From a Stroke

When it comes to stroke recovery, occupational therapists play a crucial role in helping families navigate the challenges that come with it. We work with families to develop a personalized plan of care that takes into account their specific needs, abilities, and goals.

The Role of Kinesiology in the Rehabilitation of Car Accident Victims

Car accidents can have devastating physical and psychological effects on individuals involved. While modern vehicles and safety measures have reduced the severity of many accidents, injuries remain a common consequence. Recovering from a car accident can be a long and challenging journey, requiring various forms of rehabilitation and support. Kinesiology, the scientific study of human movement, plays a pivotal role in aiding individuals on their path to recovery. Kinesiology can help people recover from a car accident by addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of rehabilitation. 

If you are within 12 weeks of your accident you have pre-approved kinesiology funding from ICBC. Contact us at (250) 938-3089 and we can set you up.

Movement as Medicine

It is a common belief that after an injury, minimal movement of the injured limb will help increase the rate of recovery and protect it from further damage. However, that is not always the case. Active rehabilitation under the guidance of a kinesiologist is often the best option.