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Does My Baby Really Need to Crawl?

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Does My Baby Really Need to Crawl? Crawling on hands and knees is an extremely important developmental milestone that should not be skipped. Crawling is important for a baby’s cognitive development, social-emotional development, gross motor development, fine motor development, and speech-language development. Here is how:   Crawling uses core muscles and therefore helps to strengthen

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Think IN the Box

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Your child is back in the classroom, so now it’s time for you to think in the box. Yes, you read that correctly; we do not want you to think out of the box, we want you to think IN the box. That is, in the school box, of course! Shopping for supplies is always

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Why Postural Control is Important

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Have you ever seen those kids that cannot seem to sit upright? They tend to slouch in their chairs and easily fatigue while doing activities seated at a desk? You are looking at a child that has poor core strength, which affects his ability to maintain postural control. What is postural control? And why is

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Cerebral Palsy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Cerebral Pasly What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is a neurologic condition that is diagnosed shortly after birth or within the first few years of life. Cerebral palsy affects the brain-body connection. In other words, the brain is not communicating effectively with the rest of the body. The name cerebral (brain) palsy (paralysis) explains what

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A torticollis diagnosis: What’s next?

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When my daughter was a baby she was diagnosed with torticollis. Although this may seem scary when you first hear this diagnosis, therapy is usually effective and relatively short, often depending on how early the torticollis is diagnosed. What is torticollis? Torticollis is a condition where one’s neck is turned consistently to one side, with

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The Role of a Pediatric Physical Therapist

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What do Physical Therapists do?   Physical therapists (PT’s) are the movement experts.  PT’s work with individuals of all ages to assist them with their mobility: enabling them to move through their environment with the most independence as possible.   PT’s treat individuals after surgery or after an injury to help improve their mobility through

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