Supportive/complementary non-occupational therapy services for pre-teens and teens, with or without diagnoses, and can be provided in the comfort of your home. Research indicates that physical activity promotes a strong, healthy body and mind, and lays down a good foundation for functional, safe, and successful participation, and enjoyment in daily activities.
Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand and impact mental well-being
Benefits of our supportive services include:
- Improving the ability to combat stress and anxiety
- Improve executive function skills: memory and self-control
- Improved mood and alertness/energy
- Improved ability to self-regulate
- Improved self-esteem
- Enhances learning, creativity, and focus
- Can improve sleep hygiene
- Can reduce levels of depression and anxiety
Yoga combines breath, movement, and awareness or focus. In our practice, it is used without any religious ties. Open to teens with varying motor abilities and the ability to follow verbal, visual, and kinesthetic cues. Yoga has the following benefits:
Physical: improves body awareness, motor planning, flexibility, muscle tone, and overall strength
Physiological: improves circulation, endurance, regulates blood pressure, supports healthy digestive function, detoxifies the body, boosts energy and the immune system
Emotional and mental benefits: promotes focus, reduces stress, can alleviate signs & symptoms of anxiety and depression, calms the mind, helps with relaxation, and improved sleep.
Private sessions - We will bring a mat, bolster, blocks, strap, and so on, however, you are welcome to purchase your own.
Groups - please bring a yoga mat and 2 blocks.
Muay Thai is a national sport of Thailand. It is also a combat sport.
In our practice, it will be used as a safe form of fitness. However, it is reserved for teens 13-18 years old, who have moderate to strong underlying motor and cognitive abilities. Cognitive abilities including the ability to follow directions, stay focused, and attend well. Muay Thai has the following benefits:
Physical: improves muscle mass and tone, agility, speed, quickness, balance & coordination, strengthens neurological pathways
Physiological: improves bone strength & cardiovascular endurance, and quick reaction time
Emotional and mental benefits: can help with depression, improves emotional stamina & emotional balance when things are challenging, improves focus
For pre-teens and teens with disabilities who require modifications or adaptations to improve participation and success.
Physical activities may include flexibility, body awareness, motor planning, coordination, spatial navigation, cognitive skills, self-regulation, endurance, and strength.