Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day!

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Thursday March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. 

World Down Syndrome Day is a day set aside to raise awareness and educate the general public about Down Syndrome and to raise public awareness and be part of the global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well being of people with Down syndrome.  You can show your support by wearing brightly colored socks to signify the extra chromosome that people with Down Syndrome usually carry.

https://www.nads.org/socks/

 

Aquatic Therapy

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Aquatic Therapy is the practice of physical or occupational therapy in an aquatic environment.  Your physical or occupational therapist uses the unique properties of the water to work to address your child's needs and work toward their land-based goals.  Some of the benefits of working in the aquatic environment include supporting of body weight at different percentages depending on water depth, increased body awareness and sensory input, strengthening through resistance of moving in water, slowed movement for increased time for balance responses, and motivation!

Rehab Resources Star - Rylan

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Rylan is best buds with his dog, Bentley.  He is a hard worker and has made some amazing accomplishments with mobility recently.  He has big goals and a great attitude!  Rylan recieves out patient OT and PT at our Sheybogan clinic.   Meet Rylan here!

Weighted Blankets - What You Need to Know

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Do you know someone that has difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep? Perhaps your child? Have you heard about weighted blankets? Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular for children and adults. Research shows that weighted blankets can provide a calming effect and assist with sleep and concentrating on other daily tasks.

Rehab Resources Star - Kinsey

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Kinsey is an energetic, motivated 5 year old who loves swimming, animals and playing with her sister.  Kinsey recieves out patient PT at our West Bend clinic as well as aquatic physical therapy through our Ozaukee clinic at the Saukville Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA.  Meet Kinsey here!

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