Therapy Tid Bits

        Helpful pointers, tricks of the trade

To protect your back when lifting, remember to:
·       Maintain a wide base of support
·       Maintain the normal curvature of your spine
·       Bend with your knees
·       Lift with your legs

Here's a useful tid bit used often by our OT's:
When teaching a young child to put their own coat on, try hanging their coat over the back of a child-size chair and then have them reach behind and put one arm in a sleeve at a time