By Christy Sparling, Occupational Therapist
With the sudden cancellation of school and activities, we are forced to pause, and learn how to navigate this uncertain time. During this time it is even more important to remember the importance of play. Play is a way for children to process their emotions. Through play, kids learn to cope with their emotions as they act out fear, frustration, anger and aggression in a situation they control. It’s also a chance for them to practice empathy and understanding.
By: Brittany Mendes, Speech-Language Pathologist
As a speech-language pathologist, one of the most common questions I get asked is
“ Why is my child always repeating his words? ”
By Erin Grunstein, physiotherapist
As a pediatric physiotherapist, one of the most common questions I get asked is what kind of shoes babies should wear when they are starting to walk.
By Elisa Donato, physiotherapist
Hi I’m Elisa. I am a physiotherapist with over 10 years of experience in pelvic health. I am currently working at the Meraki Health Centre with children and adults with pelvic floor related conditions.
So how can I help?
Well, the pelvic floor is key for both bladder and bowel control & sexual function. I have experience working with all age groups (infant to the golden years) and I welcome all genders. To the trans and non-binary community, please feel free to consult with me if you are experiencing issues with your pelvic floor; often this is particularly useful for those of you who have surgery and are in the post-operative period.
By Julia Aynsley, occupational therapist
Ah, winter. The days are shorter and darker, we tend to be more tired, not to mention the logistics of winter gear and getting children in and out of vehicles and shoveling snow! And just as we start to get into the swing of boots and snow pants, the holidays arrive which often throw us off once again despite our best efforts.
Below are 5 tips for a peaceful holiday season with your family.