Category: health

Developing Muscular

If Your Child is at Risk of Developing Muscular Dystrophy, Therapeutic Exercise Could Help

April 20th, 2021

Our Therapeutic Exercise Treatments May Be Beneficial for Your Child When faced with a chronic diagnosis, it is common to want to take a seat and wallow in the things that have gone wrong, but this is the wrong approach to take. Taking early steps to help your child succeed with pediatric physical therapy can

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Special Needs and Coping

Special Needs and Coping: Tips for Helping Your Child Understand Emotions

April 10th, 2021

Coping Skills Can be Difficult – Physical Therapy Can Help Physical therapy can be an integral part of developing these coping skills, and your work with the physical therapist can be just as beneficial for you as it is for your child with special needs. Parents of special needs children have to learn many different

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Is Your Child W Sitting

Is Your Child “W” Sitting? If so, PT Can Help Correct It

March 10th, 2021

Consult with a Physical Therapist to Help Correct Your Child’s “W” Sitting! One of the most common problems for children who see the physical therapist is “W” sitting. As the parent, one of your main focuses is helping your child overcome physical obstacles that may be holding them back from being their best. A physical

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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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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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muscular dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy and Why Pediatric Therapy is So Important

October 10th, 2020

As one of the most frequently inherited disorders worldwide, muscular dystrophy affects boys almost exclusively. Approximately 1 in 3,500 to 6,000 males born in the United States has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common form of muscular dystrophy in children. Although there are several types of muscular dystrophy, they all involve muscle weakness and a

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