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The other half of back to sleep is…TUMMY TO PLAY! Tips and Tricks to make tummy time a success!

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Did you know that babies are not spending enough time on their stomachs? This is contributing to a rise in delay in mobility, plagiocephaly (change in head shape), and torticollis (preference to tilt head and look to only one side), and can affect both gross motor and fine motor development. While we recommend sleeping flat on the back in a …

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Why Choose a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist? When it comes to serious mental health issues such as eating disorders, it is important to choose the right treatment team for you or your loved one. Because of the nature of eating disorders, a treatment team can be made up of several types of professionals: A mental health professional, such as a …

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10 Signs You May Have Hypermobility and How a Physical Therapist Can Help

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What do Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Grace (Ellen Show Super Star), and Abraham Lincoln all have in common? They all have (or were suspected to have) hypermobility! I have a weird knack for recognizing hyperextended elbows and knees in pictures and airports. My husband thinks I am crazy because people watching in an airport involves me analyzing how people stand, walk, …

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Navigating the Baby Registry

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Baby Registry Dos  and Don’ts You are pregnant, congratulations on your newest family addition!  After the joy and excitement, come those overwhelming feelings that can accompany preparing for baby. Information overload can easily creep in on all the things you should buy for little one, and we know you want the best! This is to provide you some must haves …

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

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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

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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 …