Little Bodies Therapy Monthly Update - February 2021

Welcome to the first of our monthly updates where we aim to provide any company updates, good news stories or interesting links we recommend. We would also like to send out a big thank you for your patience over the last few weeks with the lockdown and return to school. Your help in scheduling appointments given all the changes in circumstances has been greatly appreciated.  

 

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April School Holiday Intensive 

We have been working on an exciting intensive plan at Little Bodies Therapy for the upcoming April School Holidays. We have hired a wonderful workspace on Selby Street, Osborne Park for the intensive to take place. There is parking and a good coffee / lunch shop right next door (bonus!)

We are able to offer the following intensive options:  

  • Physiotherapy or CME intensive hour with Ash: 6th of April - 16th of April.  

  • Occupational Therapy intensive hour with Alice: Tuesday and Wednesday Week 1 and 2 (6th April, 7th April, 13th April, 14th April ) 

If you are interested in either a physiotherapy, CME or occupational therapy intensive, please email sayhi@littlebodiestherapy.com.au with the following information:

  • Child's name:
  • Parent's name:
  • Parent's best contact:
  • Discipline (please delete those not required):
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physitotherapy / CME
    • Both
  • Preferred intensive time
  • Intensive frequency or duration (e.g. daily over 2 weeks, 3x weekly over 2 weeks etc)
During this time we will be prioritising intensive therapy. Once the intensive caseload has been finalised, our therapists will be in contact to book regular appointments around these at the location in Osborne Park.

While we will try our best to accommodate all requests, please understand that not all requests for intensive appointments may be able to be filled and it will be prioritised upon a first come, first served basis.  

 

Occupational Therapy Services 

We are so excited to announce our team has grown and the wonderful Alice is starting with us on the 2nd of March. Alice will be commencing part-time to provide Occupational Therapy services. Alice has incredible experience and knowledge to share, and we know everyone will love her just as much as we do. If you would like to read more about Alice's experience, so you can get to know her and her experience in the world of OT a little better, you can do so here!

If you would like to book an initial assessment and subsequent appointments with Alice, please send us an email at sayhi@littlebodiestherapy.com.au. 

 

RehabME Intensive Update

There have been a few changes with the current lockdown, restrictions and uncertainty in WA. Some of you may have been aware, Ash was meant to be one of the treating therapists for the upcoming RehabME Intensive in March 2021, which unfortunately has been cancelled. As such, our regular appointment times will be continued in March as scheduled unless discussed otherwise. 

 

Technology

We have recently purchased a LusioMate Rehab device. Lusio is a wearable gaming controller which can be used whilst completing physiotherapy or occupational therapy exercises to promote engagement and have some fun.  
 

Click here to check out Little Bodies superstar, Malachi, in action using the device!
 

Evidence suggests that electronic gaming in rehabilitation settings is as effective as more traditional treatments and is often more enjoyable or acceptable. The perks of the Lusio device is that we can also monitor the ranges in which your child is moving through for movements to give us quantitative measures of goal achievement.  


We will be sure to use Lusio in session’s for children who are suitable and look forward to the laughs and competitive natures that come out. If you would like to learn more about Lusio, check out their website.

 

Alternatively, if you would like to read some research about electronic gaming and therapy, you can do so here. 

 

Little Bodies Therapy Team Treats

We love hearing about anything that might benefit our community, both our Little Bodies and those that are taking such good care of them. If you have something you think would be great to share around to other families, that you are enjoying or others may benefit from, please let us know and we can share with everyone in the future months! 

  1. Ash’s current podcast recommendation:  

“I have been listening to ListenABLE on Spotify by Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin during the lockdown on my hourly walks with the pup. The stories of people’s different experiences, with various disabilities, is inspiring and amazing to listen to. I love that Dylan and Angus are trying to make Australia more inclusive and open to what disability can mean for different people.” 

  1. Kate’s current podcast recommendation 

“There is a lot of time to kill when stuck in Sydney traffic so I have been listening to a few different podcasts on rotation. iWeigh is a great weekly podcast, presented by Jameela Jamil (you’ll know her from The Good Place on Netflix) and is primarily focused on dealing with the issue of 'shame' however there is a wide range of guests discussing a variety of social issues, including disability and mental health.
WARNING: Definitely an adults-only podcast with topics discussed and language not always appropriate to be listened to with little bodies in ear-shot!"