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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.