Monthly Archives: March 2014

An Uplifting Syndrome

In light of World Down Syndrome Day, which was 9 days ago, I was preparing to write a work blog about the physical limitations of children with Down Syndrome and what we can do as therapists to help them lead … Continue reading

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT STUDY RESULTS: GROSS MOTOR MILESTONES IN THE FIRST YEAR

The line between typical and atypical development can be a hazy one. There are standards that pediatricians, physical therapists, and developmental experts use to monitor growth and deviations from the norm, which allow us to recommend interventions when appropriate.  In 2006, … Continue reading

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Jumping as an Important Milestone

Sometime between the 18th and 24th month, children start learning to jump. Eager parents often ask when to expect their child to jump with both feet off the ground. The simple answer is, every child is different. Of course, we … Continue reading

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What physical therapy means for a child with cerebral palsy.

For new parents whose children are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and parents whose children with CP are nearing school age, understanding the diagnosis, prognosis, and the interventions available is often their top priority.  Being a first-time parent is challenging enough, and … Continue reading

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6 Health Benefits of Basketball for Children

Ever wonder which team sport keeps boys and girls busy no matter their age, skill level, or the season? I recently had the opportunity to watch one of my clients play basketball with his middle school team, and it was … Continue reading

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Putting Parents on Tummy Time

Chances are, if you like babies, you’ve seen this recent video floating around the interwebs: What I, a pediatric physical therapist, personally love about this video, is that it encapsulates everything I always tell parents about promoting tummy time for … Continue reading

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