Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Could Your Child Have Tactile Defensiveness?

Could Your Child Have Tactile Defensiveness? By Jenn Gile, OTR/L Kids Place West Pediatric Occupational Therapist Our sense of touch: Our sense of touch is registered through various receptors in our skin making up the tactile system.  The tactile system provides us with information about touch sensations: pressure, vibration, movement, temperature and pain.  Within this…

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Physical Therapy

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients By Brooke Smith, DPT AZOPT Physical Therapist Breast Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting women today. Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Research and treatments continue to make advancements, and today, there are many treatments available…

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