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Finding a Fit: 5 questions to make sure your child and their therapist are a fit

In babies, Children, parenting, physical therapy, special needs by compleoPT0 Comments

Think about the hours you spend choosing babysitters, schools, pediatricians, and sports leagues for your children. Shouldn’t the same thought and attention go into choosing a physical (or occupational, speech, counseling) therapist for your child? Often times we hear that parents go wherever their pediatrician mentions, but is that the best fit for YOUR child? You have the choice to …

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Container Baby and Christmas

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As a pediatric physical therapist, I learn a lot about trending baby devices. There are so many to keep up with! Jumpers, swings,  bumbo chairs, mamaroo, and the list never ends. At Christmas Grandparents, Parents, and Friends all want to buy the latest hip baby item for your little one. No matter the device, the question is always the same: …

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The Pain is Real

In Children by compleoPT0 Comments

One of the worst feelings is watching someone in pain and feeling helpless. As a pediatric physical therapist, I often wish I had a magic wand to wave and make it all go away. No child deserves to hurt, no child deserves sitting on the sidelines at recess. I can only imagine how those feelings are magnified when it is …

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Scoliosis: What to look for in your child

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Most schools perform a screen for scoliosis and kyphosis in 5th/8th or 6th/9th grade, but what about the 3 years in between? The best chances at improving your scoliosis are with bracing and the Schroth method before growth maturation. To ensure early detection you should keep an eye on your child on the years between screens. Here are some signs …

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3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Fitness Studio

In Fitness by compleoPT4 Comments

I love the range of workouts that have become easily accessible. Spin, barre, yoga, trampoline, goat yoga, you name it; it is probably out there. With so many options, people spend endless free trials sampling studios in town in search of the perfect fitness community. This week I wanted to share 3 things you should consider when searching for your …

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Wait . . . Doesn’t Insurance Pay for That?

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One of the most frequently asked questions since announcing my clinic concept has been: why don’t you accept insurance? Deciding not to accept insurance came with a lot of thought. It was not meant to be a political statement or to make life easier on our staff. I frequently reflect on my time spent as a physical therapy tech before …

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Perspective on Physical Therapy

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Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.” ~Kevin Trudeau Imagine a small leak, at first it is not bad, just a few drops of water. You procrastinate and don’t fix that leak; it is manageable with a bucket. Then those drops of water accumulate in a storm into a much larger and more costly …

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What does Wellness mean to you?

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Wellness is the latest buzzword for quality of life and healthcare. Magazine covers at the checkout stand repeat the phrase over and over. Yet when I told people I was opening a wellness center, I quickly learned that “wellness” means something different to everyone. As a result, no one had a clue what I would be doing. So let’s start …