Category: Health

Get Moving! The Importance of Encouraging Your Child to Play Outside

January 20th, 2021

Did You Know Playing Outside Can Have Multiple Benefits for Your Child? As stated by Dr. Claire McCarthy from Harvard Health, “Here’s something really simple you can do to improve your child’s chance of future health and success: make sure he spends plenty of time playing outside. There are many ways in which this generation’s

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Help Your Child Communicate Better with a Speech Therapist Today

January 10th, 2021

Is Your Child Struggling with Verbal Skills? If so, We Can Help Working with a speech therapist is very similar to working with a physical therapist, at least as far as the routine goes. The person receiving the therapy will have regular appointments with their speech therapist to monitor and track their progress and will

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Discovering the Best Treatment Methods for Your Child’s Gross Motor Concerns

December 20th, 2020

Did You Know Physical Therapy Could Help Improve Your Child’s Gross Motor Skills? Growing up is hard work. Children are born into the world with barely any skills to their name. With their first breath they develop the ability to cry out for help, and quickly develop the skills necessary to drink milk and seek

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Understand The Importance of Proper Nutrition for a Child with ADHD

December 10th, 2020

Did You Know that Something As Simple as Nutrition Could Change Your Child’s Life? It is estimated that Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects three to five percent of all preschool and school-aged children, yet the role nutrition plays in managing a child’s ADHD symptoms is not as cut and dry as you might think. Even

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Tips and Tricks for Preventing Pediatric Injuries

November 20th, 2020

Is Your Child Involved in a Lot of Sports or Play? Help Avoid Pediatric Injuries with Physical Therapy! As proud as you are of your child’s bravery on the playground or playing field, a part of you still frets over the potential for injury. It’s only natural to be concerned about sprains, strains, accident injuries,

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Did You Know Chores Could Help Your Special Needs Child with Several Different Life Lessons?

November 10th, 2020

Did You Know Chores Could Do More for Your Child Than Just Help Keep the House Tidy? Giving your child with special needs some chores to do around the house can be beneficial not only for you as a parent (saving you time), but also for your child. In fact, according to the Autism Awareness

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5 Benefits of Chores for Your Special Needs Child

October 20th, 2020

When the dishes have piled up, the windows feature fingertip art, the floors have several days’ worth of grime, and you haven’t found time to fill the dog bowl, who can you call on to help? Your children! Sure, doing it yourself is probably easier, quicker, and more to your liking. However, children of all

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Core Strengthening Tricks to Do With Your Kid Today

September 20th, 2020

When parents come home with a newborn, the importance of “tummy time” comes up repeatedly. Colorful toys promise endless hours of tummy time enjoyment for your little one. Yet if you’re like many parents, the reality looks more like this: Place Baby on the floor on his tummy; listen to him scream; shake toys in

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W-Sitting

What’s the Deal with W-Sitting?

August 20th, 2020

There is a great deal of controversy over a sitting position common for young children, called W-sitting. W-sitting, so named because the legs splay out to form a W pattern, has been associated with causing several developmental orthopedic problems and doctors have warned to discourage children from assuming this position. Though there are some pediatricians

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Helping Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

July 10th, 2020

Traumatic events can happen to anyone, however, children lack the coping mechanisms that adults have developed and are especially vulnerable to the effects of trauma. As a parent, you may feel powerless to help your child pull through a traumatic event such as a serious accident, a violent attack or the death of a loved

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