Sensory challenges in CFS/ME; this research summary may help explain why an ASI approach might be proving helpful to young people with this diagnosis.

At the Merlin MS Centre in Cornwall, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists using an ASI approach with clients with CFS/ME and other neurological conditions. The article below explains more about the postural challenges of this condition. ‘Mitigation of encumbrance symptoms’ Optimal management/treatment of the encumbrance-linked abnormalities outlined in this article and the supporting literature warrants further study (Rowe et al., 2014). At a minimum, avoiding the…

ASC/ASD, Mental Health and women- What are you reading for CPD right now, and how does it enhance your clinical reasoning and intervention planning?

I am loving reading this book – it is a fantastic tool for therapy – working with my adult clients as we piece together their complex histories on that sometimes tricky journey to get a diagnosis. The book is written beautifully, with just the right anoint of science and evidence and not too much jargon – this makes it very accessible! A must for the…

So, you’d like me to fix your car over the phone?

Today I was catching up on my phone calls and emails from earlier in the week. I have been asked to assess a young man and “determine his dyspraxia and his sensory needs” so that his parents can request in his EHCP that he has a special cerebellar rehabilitation programme (doing the social media rounds) to address his dyslexia and difficulties at school. It is…

“Reducing Restraint and Behaviours that Challenge; Through the Senses.”

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