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Occupational Therapy -> Balance
Occupational therapists address balance as it relates to an individual’s daily occupations. Balance is required for several important daily tasks, for example, stepping into and out of the shower, reaching for a toy or dish, kicking a ball while playing a game, maintaining a safe seated position at a desk or table, climbing up the steps of the playground at recess, and many more.
Author: World Health Organization - Physical activity is good for hearts, bodies and minds. Regular physical activity can improve physical fitness; improve heart, vascular and metabolic health, and bone health; and reduce adiposity in children and adolescents (1). Being active can also improve cognitive function, including academic performance and mental health, and can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety (1). In contrast, too much sedentary behavior can be unhealthy; it increases the risk of obesity and poorer fitness and cardiometabolic health and can affect sleep duration
Scope of Practice Q&A: Gait Assessment For Falls Risk 4Author: American Occupational Therapy Association - Is gait assessment/training and the use of these tools within the occupational therapy scope of practice?
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