How Therapies Benefit Individuals With Special Needs

Help Loved Ones Reduce Stress and Improve Function

If someone you love has special needs, different avenues of therapy can provide certain benefits. I thought I would share with you some of the benefits of Craniosacral, Trigger Point, Myofascial, and Chiropractic therapies, etc. that I am aware of.

If you are the parent or caretaker of someone with Autism, ADD, ADHD, PTSD, Insomnia, Chronic Stress, or brain injury, you might become confused or disoriented by all of the procedures your health care provider speaks to you about. This is true for loved ones of any age. We have worked with individuals of all ages and with many all types of needs, so don’t hesitate to call us to ask questions or to set up an evaluation.

The goal is always for your loved one to lead as normal a life as possible. That includes daily living, working, the ability to perform normal daily functions and get the brain’s cognitive function to perform at its highest level. For example, Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle technique that encourages the body to release its restrictions and correct itself. This happens when a trained facilitator utilizes their training, experience, and intuition, or what we call innate wisdom. (You can find explanations for all of the various techniques used at our office on this site.)

Benefits of using therapy for special needs individuals:
* Has a calming effect and reduces fear and tension. Makes people feel more relaxed and safe.
* Can help hyperactive individuals, due to ADD or ADHD, Insomnia, Anxiety, PTSD, and Chronic Stress be more tranquil.
* Improves communication skills with the individual, helps to process sensory information and lessen tension around the olfactory area, including eyes, ears and throat. Creates notable changes in those dealing with dyslexia.
* Provides a sense of calm and reduces fear and stress in those dealing with negative emotions and trauma.
* Improvement of musculoskeletal issues, neurological issues, immune system health, digestion, women’s or men’s issues and issues particular to well as infants, children and young adults. In my opinion, EVERYONE benefits from these techniques that allow the system to recharge.

Car accident trauma can also leave a myriad of challenges to overcome. When the body suffers an impact, it is called trauma. When trauma occurs, it creates what is known as an energy cyst. That is when the proteins gather around the area of impact and don’t allow flow of fluids or energy. In therapy, this is released and dealt with so the person has regained systemic changes in that area. That means improved circulation, blood flow, cognitive ability, etc.

Continue Therapeutic Methods at Home

In a nutshell, by working with your facilitator closely and following suggestions, you can really help at home by doing the exercises and therapy, communicating regularly, reading books, and doing art projects to keep your loved one active with their hands and legs, which increases mobility. Find out how your loved one can adapt to instructions and learning. Be sure to move the limbs and torso of those that are bound in a chair, and let them do as much for themselves as possible. Then it’s your turn. If it is too much for you to do by yourself, ask friends and family to help. The more movement in a person, the more cognitive ability they have and less for you to do in the long run. Be their teacher and you will see a great benefit. You will see small changes become BIG changes and you will feel confident in your accomplishments. Try to not let them depend on you and don’t become a caretaker unnecessarily. Don’t be afraid you are going to mess up. Have fun and get them involved! You are a family, whether through blood or relationship, and you can do this.

On a personal note, for encouragement, I believe in prayer and the magnificent love of Abba Father. I know even in the toughest of times, when I needed someone to hold up my arms and head when I could not, I now look back and see how it all transformed into something much better and bigger than I could ever imagine. We are here for you through your hardest times.

Like I say to myself in dealing with difficult situations: I pray, strap my imaginary boots on tight and I face my adversary head on. Hope I have helped you in some small way.

Enjoy your life! And “BEE HAPPY.”

Blessings,

Karen