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Therapies

There are a wide range of different kinds of therapies available for people. Therapies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology. Then there are activity based therapies such as swimming, dance, play, art and music.

All therapies are designed to improve different areas of life, which need adjusting in order to take part in activities or tasks. For example after knee replacement surgery one would undertake physiotherapy to improve joint and muscle use, or a person may do swim therapy as it is low impact exercise, so a person can still exercise but not reinjure their knee.

Consultation with a doctor combined with appropriate therapies with professionals, can result in considerable improvement to a persons quality of life.

Artistic and Anthroposophical Therapies

Art Therapy uses colours, artistic techniques, lighting and the imagination to improve motor skills, social skills and develop critical and creative thinking. It’s especially useful for children, but also has benefits for adults and the elderly as well. Painting and drawing in social circumstances can be useful for children to help them observe others, recognize boundaries and interact while they create images together.

Therapeutic Eurythmy

Eurythmy is an artform similar to interpretive dance, which uses movement to represent singing and speaking. Artistic eurythmy used in therapeutic uses modified gestures, which are more intense and can help to improve balance and motor skills.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy improves skills and helps with daily activities for living in an activity-based setting. It can be performed at the work place or in an education based setting, usually to provide skills or retrain a person to adapt to a new situation. Occupational therapists assist people to integrate into an educative or occupational setting to improve their future chances in these roles. 

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy involves language stimulation and helping to produce speech. Depending on the needs of the person, speech or language therapies can focus on receptive language, expressive language, understanding social cues, elocution, voice modulation and listening skills.