Developmental Communication Milestone Series: 24 Months
At this age, toddlers are very interested in following directions and understanding words. They understand simple questions and provide simple one or two-word answers along with nodding head for yes or no. Toddlers are able to understand explanations of events that are taking place and understand when they are told something cannot happen until later in the day, or until …Read More >
Gross Motor Milestone Series: Kneeling
Kneeling is a skill that kids use in many ways. It is a position that can be used for playing or as a transitional movement to get from one position to another, such as moving from the floor to standing. There are also a few different variations of kneeling, including short kneeling, tall kneeling, and half kneeling. Kneeling is the …Read More >
What Is 24/7 Postural Care and How Could It Help You?
Daytime and nighttime positioning are an integral part of daily life, yet are very often overlooked and not fully understood. For several individuals, however, body changes due to positioning and gravity are more immediate and more debilitating. Persons who have limited mobility and/or are less able to change positions independently will develop distortions over time which can lead to social, …Read More >
Developmental Communication Milestone Series: 18 Months
At 18 months of age, toddlers are understanding many more words and phrases than they are able to say. They are able to understand words used to describe what is happening now, as well as words to describe what will happen next. Toddlers at this age are also able to follow one step directions that are paired with gestures or …Read More >
The Struggle Is Real – Breastfeeding is Hard!
Have you had difficulty with breastfeeding your little one? Were you surprised because you were told that breastfeeding comes naturally? Breastfeeding, just like anything new, requires time, patience, practice, and problem solving. Just because a body is biologically predisposed to something, does not mean it will be easy. It can be frustrating, especially during this emotional time in a new …Read More >
Preventing ACL Injuries in Female Athletes
With more young women participating in sports, incidence of injury is also climbing. The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the main ligaments of the knee that helps provide stability. It is also a commonly injured ligament of the body. Female athletes have a 4 to 6 times higher incidence of ACL injury than do male athletes participating …Read More >
Why Hands and Knees?
Crawling, in general, is so important for babies to explore their environment, which is how they learn. Crawling helps them explore new things within a timely manner. But why do therapists say it is so important to crawl on hands and knees instead of the many other types of crawling, as shown in Figure 1 below? Bottom scooting, army crawling, …Read More >
What Is Midline Crossing, and Why Is It Important?
When therapy professionals throw out the term midline crossing, we are referring to an imaginary line that runs from the head to the toes that separates the left and right sides of the body. Midline crossing plays a significant role in daily life skills because it allows the body to smoothly perform practical life, self-care, and recreational tasks. Some tasks …Read More >