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Doctor insights on: Games And Activities To Improve Motor Skills

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What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

What are some activities for improving a child's gross and fine motor skills?

At what age? If < 3: years, seek evaluation from your state's Child Find Program if concerned; if 3-5, from your school district's Child Find Team. If school age, you may have to pay for private OT & PT evaluations. See developmental screens & age-appropriate tips on healthy children.org, www.moveforwardpt.com/Children/Activities/Default.aspx#.VP09A0ZHbCR, therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html & other sites. ...Read more

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How can I improve fine motor skills?

How can I improve fine motor skills?

At what age ? What : is the underlying neurological or neurodevelopmental cause? These determine what treatments may be effective. Assessment & therapy for visual-perceptual or visual-motor impairments are done by occupational therapists. If you have no problem, just trying to master a specific skill, practice, practice, The left hand's area of the motor cortex is larger in concert violinists than in the rest of us ...Read more

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How do gross and fine motor skills improve throughout a child's development?

How do gross and fine motor skills improve throughout a child's development?

Brain development : from 3 weeks after conception - 25 years dictates developmental trajectory in all streams. Typically, neurons form, migrate to correct positions in the cortex & send out axons & dendrites in correct paths to transmit signals across synapses. From then on, environmental input is key, because experience- dependent neural activity, aka LEARNING, modifies synapses & eliminates unnecessary ones. ...Read more

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I slept 3 hours woke up felt funny with low vision and lost my motor skills never fell together but lost vision then drank water improved ?

I slept 3 hours woke up felt funny with low vision and lost my motor skills never fell together but lost vision then drank water improved ?

Dehydration?: Your vision is important, and it's important to get eye exams to make sure your eyes are healthy. When waking up, if your eyes are dry could feel funny. However it never usually affects motor skills. So discuss that component with your doctor. Neuro-ophthalmologist is a specialist who can cover all grounds too, if your PCP feels it's warranted to see her/him. ...Read more

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Left arm feels weird alot. Both my hands feel weird like my motor skills are off when I am doing simple activities. Been studding alot. Pls not als?

Left arm feels weird alot.  Both my hands feel weird like my motor skills are off when I am doing simple activities.  Been studding alot. Pls not als?

NOT ALS: Most likely answer could be carpal tunnel syndrome due to keyboarding, and simple to reverse if present. Some patients with migraine can experience fleeting issues with arms or hands, associated with the headache. You are far too young to develop ALS. ...Read more

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What can I could to improve fine motor skills, muscle tone in cerebral palsy?

What can I could to improve fine motor skills, muscle tone in cerebral palsy?

Complex: Suggest working closely, with an occupational therapist, as he/she can design adaptive devices to improve function. You are close to a famous rehab center, chicago rehab, and am sure there are orthotists and therapists would can design exercises and coping skills. Have found pool therapies to be valuable in these areas. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Cts release both hands 2011. Fingers improved but radiating pain in wrists and forearms. Is this normal/ when will it improve? Diminished strength in both hands and fine motor skills poor...Still can't open water bottle, thread needles, pick up small item

Cts release both hands 2011. Fingers improved but radiating pain in wrists and forearms.
Is this normal/ when will it improve? Diminished strength in both hands and fine motor skills poor...Still can't open water
bottle, thread needles, pick up small item

If : If you had severe cts you may find that while your sensation improved you lost muscle tiissue. This is a common complaint as once the muscle tissue is lost from carpal tunnel it may not return or return only partially. While sensation may also subjectivley improve, in sever cases there may be incomplete returtn and small object are still dififcult. One measure of the ability to discern small objects is called two point discrimination and your may still be elveated despite being better than before the surgery. Other issues suchas arthritis, trigger fingers, tenindonitis can affectyour hands too and too often people think that it is all due to cts and will all go away with surgery . In these cases while surgery may partially improve a severe carpal tunnle, it doesnt stop arthritis, overuse and tendonitis. Id talk to your surgeon about getting re evaluated for other issues. ...Read more

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What affects the body's motor skills?

What affects the body's motor skills?

Medical illness: Neurological problems like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, lou Gehrig's disease and some neurological diseases and trauma Chemicals: intoxication, marijuana, inhalants many others ...Read more

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Can scoloiss can effect motor skills?

Can scoloiss can effect motor skills?

May or may not: It depends if there is neurologic or musculoskeletal involvement. This is more likely to be a problem the more extensive the scoliosis is ...Read more

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What motor skills are required for swimmiing?

Swimming: Ideal Work: Many people can swim regardless of their physical fitness. But, one who is without any muscle or nerve injuries uses most of their muscles to swim. You use your arms, legs buttocks, back and abdominal muscles. You use your neck muscles to turn to breath. But even if one has some weakness or injuries there are ways that being in the water and doing aerobic work helps strengthen muscles. ...Read more