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Acupuncture for Children – A Physical Therapy Perspective

I recently recommended acupuncture treatment to a client with an especially challenging case of idiopathic toe-walking. Instead of giving me the raised eyebrows I usually see when recommending alternative medicine to children, her mother eagerly set up an appointment with a … Continue reading

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To helmet or not to helmet, that is the question.

In a recent study published by the British Medical Journal and the New York Times, helmets used to correct flat heads on babies were deemed ineffective. See below for my response to that study.  Because physical therapists like me have … Continue reading

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Gait Development In Children

Walking is an important part of growth and locomotion. It is a complex task that requires musculoskeletal and neurological system maturation and cohesion. Read here on how early gait develops in children. via Gait Development In Children.

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The Different Types and Presentations of Cerebral Palsy

In last month’s blog about cerebral palsy (CP), I talked about the neurological condition and what can be improved by working with a physical therapist. This week, I am going to delve deeper into the condition and explain why some kids … 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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