The first day back to school can not only be overwhelming for the students but overwhelming for the parents as well! This Health Blog will give you some quick tips on how to start your year off right. The best part is you don’t have to do it alone. At Body Balance Physical Therapy, we can help get you and your kids in the healthiest way to carry heavy back packs, picking up and setting down kids and supplies etc. We are here to help keep your body stay healthy and happy.
The following health and safety tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
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Traveling To & From School
Review the basic rules with your student and practice any new routes or modes of transportation:
Walking to School
Eating During the School Day
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Develop a Sleep Routine
Making the First Day Easier
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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
Ataxia is a movement disorder caused by problems in the brain. When you have ataxia, you have trouble moving parts of your body the way you want. Or the muscles in your arms and legs might move when you don’t want them to. The word ataxia actually means “without coordination.”
Ataxia isn’t a disorder or a disease itself -- it’s a sign of other underlying disorders or diseases. Doctors have discovered anywhere from 50 to 100 different ataxias. They are grouped into categories based on what causes them, or based on which part of the body they affect.
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Here are some of the different types of Ataxia. Reading through this can help give you a broader knowledge of what type you have or what more specific question to ask your doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Once you are diagnosed the best thing you can do next is ask your doctor for a prescription for physical therapy. The sooner you get help, the stronger you will be!
Your cerebellum is the part of your brain that’s in charge of balance and coordination. If part of your cerebellum starts to wear away, you can develop cerebellar ataxia. Sometimes it can also affect your spinal cord. It’s the most common form of ataxia.
Symptoms of cerebellar ataxia include:
Sensory ataxia is the result of damage to nerves in your spinal cord or your peripheral nervous system. That is the part of your nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord.
When you have sensory ataxia, you have less sensation in your feet and legs from the nerve damage, so you have less feedback from your brain telling you where your body is in relation to the ground. It’s also called proprioceptive ataxia.
Symptoms of sensory ataxia include:
Vestibular ataxia affects your vestibular system. This system is made up of your inner ear and ear canals, which contain fluid. They sense the movements of your head and help with your balance and spatial orientation.
When the nerves in your vestibular system are affected, you can have the following problems:
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Jennifer Millar is a physical therapist who works with John Hopkins Medicine. She will show you the benefits of exercise for managing the symptoms of ataxia. She will further describe and demonstrates the exercises that individuals with ataxia can do to improve their core strength and balance. Click here: youtu.be/BMhxywDhhrw