Category: health

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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Make Therapy Fun! Try These 3 Physical Therapy Exercises That Your Child Will Actually Enjoy

June 20th, 2020

A child’s work is play, so creativity, fun and games are instrumental to making therapy a success. Yet it isn’t just in the office that a child’s muscles need to work. They also need strength and endurance-building activities at home. Just as is the case in therapy, it’s important to make activities fun at home.

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Good Nutrition for ADHD Symptom Management

May 20th, 2020

ADHD symptoms can be frustrating to both a parent and child. Typical behaviors may include impulsiveness, lack of focus, prone to distractibility, and the inability to sit still. By changing your child’s diet, you could see a decrease in negative behaviors associated with ADHD. Good nutrition can be used in conjunction with other treatments like

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Exercise and the Brain: How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance for Your Child

May 10th, 2020

Think a treadmill is only good for your heart and lungs? Think again. Turns out that a mere half-hour jogging on one can help a student solve problems up to 10 percent more efficiently. In fact, the more physically active than children and adolescents are, the better they perform academically. Want your child’s literacy scores

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