Get the Facts on “Trapeze Therapy”, Invented by an OT
Autistic patients receiving occupational therapy to treat spectrum disorders are nothing new in the OT field, but one groundbreaking treatment is certainly new to the scene: trapeze therapy. It’s being practiced in Athens, Georgia at the Canopy Repertory Company, where the ceilings are as high as the potential for young autistic patients to enhance their balance, coordination, flexibility and endurance.
Developed by Carlynn Kenna, a licensed occupational therapist who has danced with Canopy for the last decade, trapeze therapy is designed to bridge the developmental gap for children (from birth to age 18) with special needs. And it’s not just autism that can be treated with aerial arts, it’s also proven ideal for patients with ADD or ADHD, gross or fine motor delays or spatial integration issues—all things that occupational therapists work with every day. By clicking the Athens Dispatch link, a 7-year-old patient is seen in the midst of receiving trapeze therapy; she works all her core muscles, strengthens her back and has fun at the same time.
The general consensus among young patients receiving this therapy is that they are happier, more confident and vocal as a result of it. Patients must be referred, as with any occupational therapy, by a physician’s written order. Once that’s done, health insurance may likely pick up the tab. Trapeze therapy is joining the fray of innovative new treatments, ideal for OTs with clients who are willing to try new approaches with their child’s best interest at heart.
While trapeze therapy is not yet available outside of Georgia, it may catch on in other rehab jobs soon. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education states that developing children require 3 to 4 hours per day of active rough and tumble pay to achieve adequate stimulation to the vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile sensory systems—trapeze therapy accomplishes these goals, so it’s no surprise to see Home therapy trapeze systems at Autism-Products.com.
50 States Staffing Follows Industry Trends that Lead to Job Surges for OTs
Autism Insurance Reform is helping occupational therapists deliver the highest quality healthcare to patients who need it the most, and is a trend worth following, as the demand for OTs surge between now and 2020. Our therapy jobs are flexible, nationwide and deigned to meet the needs of more Americans, as more regions swell, not just with senior-aged patients who require therapy, but with patients of all ages, entitled to healthcare as the Affordable Healthcare Act gets underway. To be part of these positive and revolutionary experiences in healthcare, we encourage you to call 1-800-996-2206 or apply online today!