Like many holidays, Christmas can be a challenge for those on the autism spectrum. Holidays often disrupt routines and bring an array of new foods, sounds and smells – all of which can be overwhelming or distressing for individuals with autism. By planning ahead, you can help your child have an enjoyable holiday.
Having highly trained and educated nurses is a priority at Freeman Health System. The Nursing Education Fund is available to eligible Freeman nurses who want to further their nursing education. Money from the fund can be used for advancing a degree, a specialty certification (which can help an RN achieve a higher level in TAPP), healthcare projects or conferences that may be too expensive to attend without assistance.
The Positive Effects of Botulinum Toxin on Spasticity
Many people are lucky enough to move freely throughout their lives – walking through their home, exercising, playing with children, all normal activities they often don’t need to think twice about. For those with spasticity, those normal activities are much more difficult. Spasticity is a movement disorder caused by an imbalance between signals that inhibit or stimulate the spinal cord. This results in muscles that are tight and make movement difficult – it can also cause involuntary movements and even fixed range of motion.
When it comes to simple, daily tasks, most people don’t have to think twice. Trying a new outdoor activity, moving homes or even cleaning a bedroom is done with ease. Those who live with scoliosis, though, have to give each of those activities extra thought, and in some cases, they cannot complete these activities at all. Having to consider the toll each activity would have on their body tends to determine what jobs are applied for, activities to be involved in or what will be accomplished that day.