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Dance Movement Therapy (DMT ... by passion4living Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 12 Jun 2010 2:15pm Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) and Psychological Healing Jun 7, 2010 Nicole O'Driscoll This liberating movement-based therapy brings body, mind and spirit together, alleviating disabilities, negative emotions and the symptoms of mental illness Departure from the Medicalisation of Disability, Addictions and Mental Illness ... Read on »
Benefits of Dance Movement Therapy for Treating PTSD by Michele Rosenthal Posted Fri 09 Aug 2013 8:17am Guest Post by: Marcela De Vivo Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition caused by a traumatic event. What defines a traumatic event is hard to pinpoint, often examples include serious near death experience and war are commonly cited. When a person has PTSD, they may experience nightmares or flash ... Read on »
Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy and Gait Characteristics by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 11 May 2010 2:40am In a recent issue of Disability and Rehabilitation there was research published on an intervention using modified constraint induced movement therapy (mCIMT) wtih 12 preschool children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. The intervention consisted of mCIMT for 5 consecutive days at 6 hours per day. Following the experiment, the data was analyzed re ... Read on »
Dance/Movement Therapy: Accessing the Language of the Body by WeAreTheRealDeal Posted Fri 09 Mar 2012 6:39pm The Language of the Body Movement defines us from the first kick in our mother’s womb till our final breath, and we participate in a dance of life, communicating through our bodies long before we learn to speak using verbal language. Throughout our lives, body language remains our most natural means of recognizing our needs [...] Read on »
Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Versus Intensive Bimanual Training by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 03 Sep 2013 11:23am Clinical Rehabilitation published research on 47 children with unilateral cerebral palsy or other non-progressive hemiplegia (aged 3.3–11.4 years) who were randomly assigned to either a modified constraint-induced movement program (kid-CIMT - 60 hours of unilateral constraint-induced and 20 hours of bimanual training over four weeks) or inten ... Read on »
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Study (CIMT)......Finally! by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 11:47pm You may remember a post I made in January of this year about this study. After almost a year of waiting, the hospital are now ready for Violet to participate in the CIMT Study for children with Cerebral Palsy. We will be having the Baseline Assesment on 3rd January 08 and they will then decide which group she will be put in. The ... Read on »
Post traumatic stress disorder: a new eye movement therapy by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 6:28am As a 20-year-old, a writer was beaten and left for dead in his home. After years of flashbacks, he found a therapy, based on eye movement, that made his memories bearable. Link to read this account in The Times of one persons experiences of PTSD and treatment using EMDR Source: The Times Read on »
The influence of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement on Occupational Therapy by Chris Alterio Occupational Therapist Posted Wed 18 Sep 2013 10:55pm n.b. ongoing series related to a study of George Barton, founder of the Occupational Therapy Profession. By my reckoning, it is probably impossible to conduct a study of an event without studying the context in which that event occurred.  Here I suspect that occupational therapy colleagues reading this will understand the bias of the author ... Read on »
Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy by Josh Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Jun 2008 5:09pm This isn’t so much of a post as a query to see if anyone has had experience withthis therapy (EMDT).  I know of therapists who use this procedure, but I am curious to hear if anyone has had experience of it themselves, and what the results have been like.  I am kind of sceptical I must admit, but the brain certainly is an interesting organ ... Read on »
Yoga Therapy: Yoga for Movement Disorders by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Feb 2010 8:53am "If you've been hesitant to try yoga because of physical limitations or other medical restrictions, smile, relax, and start with where you are. That's all you'll need." -- Excerpted from LIM (Less is More) Yoga If I had to choose one thing that saddens me about yoga is how so many people shy away from the practice because t ... Read on »