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An Osteopathic Approach to Children by Jane Elizabeth Carreiro DO

By Jane Elizabeth Carreiro DO

This evidence-based, totally referenced textual content deals a wealth of data at the use of osteopathic suggestions for pediatric issues -- from newborns to young people. It discusses general improvement, body structure, and anatomy of the structures, and it explores stipulations and illnesses of formative years in addition to the reason for osteopathic therapy. functional and complete, it bargains an osteopathic method of realizing the improvement of the skull; the interrelatedness of posture, stream, and cognition; and the method of work and start

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Amblyopia is cortical blindness. It can occur in children who have diplopia or significant differences in visual acuity between their eyes. Just like cells everywhere else in the nervous system, the cells of the visual cortex need to be stimulated to function. If stimulation does not occur, the connections and organization of the cells will be affected. In a child with an esotrophia or exotrophia (an eye that deviates) to the extent that a double image is created, the brain will shut off the signal from the deviant eye.

Feeling 'nothing' is a very unfamiliar condition for most people of Western cultures, and many will refer to the person as 'being in a state of shock'. Finally, the prefrontal cortex organizes movement and planning (Saper et al 2000). Phineas Gage is the classic example of an individual who suffered an injury to his frontal lobes when a railroad spike pierced his skull. Although he survived the accident, his personality was irrevocably changed from that of a responsible, hardworking man to someone who was indecisive, unreliable, and prone to drinking.

When you can do something well, you are able to do that thing in many different ways. The ability to accommodate to different conditions is exactly why you are successful. You can create the same effect (hitting the tennis ball) by using various movement combinations. Children who have difficulties with motor or cognitive learning, and children who are handicapped, often do not have options. They may have only one method, one strategy for accomplishing the activity. Any alteration in the conditions will disturb their ability to execute the skill effectively.

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