Who can benefit from compression stockings?

Who can benefit from compression stockings?

Anyone’s legs can feel better while wearing an appropriate gradient compression stockings, especially if you spend a lot of time sitting, standing or in a sedentary position. If you have any of the following, compression garments can help: Tired, aching, heavy feeling legs, Leg swelling, Varicose veins, Venous insufficiency, Post-thrombotic syndrome Healed venous ulcers, Active venous ulcers, Lymphedema. I recommend that you consult with a knowledgeable professional before wearing compression stockings 20 mmHg and above. If you have arterial circulation problems, or acute cardiac problems, please consult with your physician before wearing any level of compression.

What Is Manual Lymph Drainage?

What is Manual Lymph Drainage?

This is a gentle, non-invasive manual technique that has a powerful effect on the body. It has proven it’s efficacy as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with other therapies for Lymphedema. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) or a lymphatic massage, alone may be used with much success in many conditions unrelated to lymphedema, such as inflammatory diseases, headaches and for post surgical edema.

What Is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health profession that helps individuals with various disabilities achieve independence in all areas of their lives. It gives people the “skills for the job of living” independent and satisfying lives. OT assists clients in developing the skills to take care of themselves when a health problem limits normal, day-to-day activity, such as bathing, dressing, eating, preparing meals, doing housework and participating in leisure activities like getting you back to playing tennis, golf, other favored activities that are limited by your condition.

Therapy may include the following:

* Exercises related to activities and function of the upper body
* Training to improve self-care, dressing and activities of daily living
* Energy conservation measures for improved endurance
* Home improvements for safety and increased independence
* Training on the use of adaptive equipment to improve independence and safety during daily life tasks
* Assessment and treatment of Lymphedema and other swelling disorders

Occupational therapy assists the patients in developing the skills to take care of themselves when a health problem limits normal, day-to-day activity, such as bathing, dressing, eating, preparing meals, doing housework and participating in leisure activities like getting you back to playing tennis, golf, other favored activities that are limited by your condition.

Discovering Health, What’s In Your Toolbox?

Discovering Health, What’s In Your Toolbox?

By Kimberly Burns

Most everyone has a toolbox of some sort. A toolbox is generally thought of as a physical area that we keep special tools that you use around your home to maintain and repair household items. It contains different unique tools that you use alone or in conjunction with other tools. A therapist’s tool box may consist of different tests, a variety of therapeutic interventions such as different exercises, knowledge and other tools that we call modalities that we will use to help with a patient’s injury or disease. Parents with children that have special needs may have their own sensory tool box with activities to stimulate all of a child’s senses to improve the ability to develop. If you want to live in good health and fight injury and disease, being your own health advocate and gaining knowledge of what is available will assist you in developing your own wellness toolbox.

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Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT, is an Occupational Therapist with over 14 years’ experience working with clients ranging from infants to the elderly. She has always had passion for wellness and has knowledge of a variety of modalities and techniques for wellness management.   (215) 499.0444 – kim.burns@sensoryintuition.com.

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Inflammation

Inflammation

By Kimberly Burns

If you’re living with inflammation, these words have great meaning. Ancient Greeks describe it as the “internal fire”. Imagine walking over burning coals. Now imagine that feeling all over your body. According to a MedicalNewsToday.com article, “Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens – and begin the healing process”

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Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT, is an Occupational Therapist with over 14 years’ experience working with clients ranging from infants to the elderly. She has always had passion for wellness and what she could do at home for herself to manage pain and delay disease processes. Her recent certification in Lymphedema Therapy has provided her further incentive to focus her business around preventing disease and halting its progression. Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT – (215) 499.0444 – sensoryintuitioninc@comcast.net.

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April Is Occupational Therapy Month

April Is Occupational Therapy Month

By Kimberly Burns

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists provides the following definition of Occupational Therapy: “Occupational Therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational Therapists achieve this outcome by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation.”

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Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT, is an Occupational Therapist with over 14 years’ experience working with clients ranging from infants to the elderly. She has always had passion for wellness and what she could do at home for herself to manage pain and delay disease processes. Her recent certification in Lymphedema Therapy has provided her further incentive to focus her business around preventing disease and halting its progression. Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT – (215) 499.0444 – sensoryintuitioninc@comcast.net.

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Breathe In A Healthy Lifestyle, It’s A Matter Of Technique

Breathe In A Healthy Lifestyle, It’s A Matter Of Technique

By Kimberly Burns

Many people know that breathing is important, yet are unaware of the importance of how you breathe. When you think about it, a few key words like “pursed lip breathing” or “deep breathing” may come to mind. An important muscle to breathing is the diaphragm. a body partition of muscle and connective tissue; specifically: the partition separating the chest and abdominal cavities in mammals, according to merriam-webster.com. It assists in breathing through movement. Most of us don’t really know how our breathing apparatus works or why it would be beneficial to learn more about this amazing resource we all have to boost our own health.

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Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT, is an Occupational Therapist with over 14 years’ experience working with clients ranging from infants to the elderly. She has always had passion for wellness and has knowledge of a variety of modalities and techniques for wellness management.   (215) 499.0444 – kim.burns@sensoryintuition.com.

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Complimentary Therapies Are An Invaluable Tool For Wellness

Complimentary Therapies Are An Invaluable Tool For Wellness

By Kimberly Burns

When people ask me what I do, I tell them I’m a Pain Management/Wellness Practitioner who provides consultations about self therapy techniques that can be done at home. I am a huge proponent of complementary therapies, because they work, both for me and for my clients. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), complementary therapies refer to those utilizing a nonmainstream approach together with conventional medicine.

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Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT, is an Occupational Therapist with over 14 years’ experience working with clients ranging from infants to the elderly. She has always had passion for wellness and has knowledge of a variety of modalities and techniques for wellness management.   (215) 499.0444 – kim.burns@sensoryintuition.com.

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