Category Archives: Health & Wellness

  • Getting Help for Gross Motor Concerns

    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 support from Mom and Dad. As things get moving, however, the skills start […]

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  • How Good Nutrition Can Manage Your Child’s ADHD

    There is no “miracle” cure for ADHD, but giving your child a well-balanced, nutritious diet goes a long toward helping him improve his focus and curb behavior problems. Just as most kids’ behaviors are impacted by food choices, a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder becomes more patient and less impulsive when eating more of […]

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  • How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

    Taking care of a loved one is something many people are doing or will do at some point in their lives. If you are currently in the role of caregiver you know how stressful it can be. It’s imperative to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally. There are several things you can do […]

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  • What are Executive Function Skills?

    Certainly, you’ve heard of executive functioning, but what exactly is it? Executive functioning skills are the set of cognitive skills that regulate and control abilities and behaviors, such as motor skills, memory and attention. These skills also assist with helping to manage, organize, plan and retrieve information. When there is no pathology, the brain automatically […]

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  • 4 Reasons to Play Outside With Your Special Needs Child

    Children with special needs are still children above all else. That means they savor the breeze blowing in their hair, the vivid colors of nature splashing in their eyes, and the textures of dirt and sand under their fingertips. While outdoor play brings challenges for some children, the necessity for it cannot be overstated. The […]

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  • Muscular Dystrophy and Why Physical Therapy is So Important

    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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  • Fostering Social Skills if Your Child is Hyperactive

    Kids display an amazing variety of social skills and styles. Some kids like to have one or two close friends, while others are happier having a big group of buddies. Most kids eventually find their niche in the social scene. However, learning social skills can be challenging for kids with extreme personality traits. Children who are hyperactive, […]

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  • How to Establish Bedtime Routines For Your Child

    Sleep is an essential part of our day and helps to ensure we are healthy and ready to engage in what life has to offer. Going to sleep and getting enough sleep are important skills for children to learn. Optimal sleep helps to ensure that children are able to play and ready to participate in daily activities […]

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  • Posture Tips for Moms

    Lifting and carrying a child, picking up toys off of the floor, and pushing a stroller are normal daily tasks for mothers. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers tips to help moms and other caregivers accomplish these daily feats without aches and pains. Physical therapists are experts in movement and function, especially when movement involves a change […]

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  • Helping Your Child Walk Better

    There is one thing all children love to do, run their hearts out! However, for some children this can a difficult task. Whether it is recovering after an injury, a developmental deformity or difficulty with balance, walking may become a monumental event. However, with some help your child can make great progress in walking and running. Tips for helping […]

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