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  • Is Your Child a Late Walker? Try Pediatric Therapy!

    Teaching your child to walk is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. For so many parents, those first steps are part of a fleeting moment. After months of being entirely dependent on you for every single need and whim, the first steps indicate a huge step toward mounting independence. Sure, your […]

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  • What is ‘W’ Sitting and How Can Pediatric Therapy Help?

    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. One of the most common problems for children who see the physical therapist is “W” sitting. A physical therapy program can help resolve the problem of W sitting, but to […]

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  • Help for Handwriting! 3 Ways to Practice Handwriting with Your Child

    It’s every parent’s dream to set their child up for long-term success. Who hasn’t seen a doctor’s ridiculous scrawl and thought to themselves, “Oh, my gosh, who taught this person how to write?!” Handwriting says a lot about an individual, and the absolute best time to get started teaching penmanship is during the early years. […]

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  • How to Help Your Special Needs Child Develop Better Coping Skills

    Parents of special needs children have to learn many different coping skills, and they also need to help their child develop better coping mechanisms. 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 […]

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  • Pediatric Therapy to Prevent Muscular Dystrophy

    For a parent, the only thing worse than facing a chronic health issue is seeing your child have to face one. Muscular dystrophy is a scary diagnosis; one that is typically filled with a lot of questions and uncertainty about the future. When faced with a chronic diagnosis like this, it is common to want […]

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  • 3 Reasons Why it’s Important to Play Outside with Your Child

    Playing outside with your child offers them some developmental challenges that many kids are lacking today. It’s not simply a cliché to think that children benefit from playing outdoors. There’s a growing body of scientific research that has found some incredible advantages for a child’s development if you engage them in outdoor activities. As your […]

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  • How Speech Therapy Can Help Your Child with a Speech Disorder

    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 be given easy exercises to work on at home to make additional […]

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  • 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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  • The Role of Proper Nutrition in an ADHD Child

    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 more surprising is the role physical therapy plays in ways children with ADHD perform […]

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  • Tips for Preventing Play and Sports Injuries

    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, and overuse injuries in active kids. The good news is that neither you nor your child is completely […]

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