Early Language and Literacy

The development of early language and literacy (reading and writing) begins in the first 3 years of life.  A child’s interaction with adults as well as with books, paper and pencils/crayons provides the groundwork for development of language, reading, and writing. Learning these skills is an ongoing process that develops through social experiences. This process builds as children develop their …Read More >

Topics in Physical Therapy — Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become more fragile and are therefore, more likely to break. In people with low bone  density, more bone is removed than replaced. Consequently, these people are at increased risk for developing osteoporosis and fractures.  Fractures occur most in the hip, back (spine), and wrist.1 Moreover, osteoporosis can be prevented, diagnosed, …Read More >

Why Seeing A Speech Pathologist After a Concussion May Be Beneficial For Your Child

What is a Concussion? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is damaged suddenly by an external force. A TBI can result from the skull being penetrated or pierced by an object. Likewise, it could also occur when the head is forcefully struck by or hits an object.  The severity of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe …Read More >

Topics in Women’s Health: Physical Therapy and Postpartum Recovery

Can Physical Therapy Help Me? Physical therapy is can be an excellent way to ease a woman’s recovery from childbirth. It can also help to promote a healthy and happy time with new baby.  Many women believe most issues that are present after childbirth are normal. Several issues may be common, however, they may not be normal.  Physical therapy can …Read More >

Topics in Women’s Health — Maintaining Fitness During Pregnancy

Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy There are many benefits to maintaining a safe exercise routine during pregnancy.  These include lower risk for gestational diabetes, less weight gain, improved muscle tone and lower risk of varicose veins. Decreased low back pain, improved self-esteem, and better sleep are also benefits.  Moreover, exercise also improves improve labor & delivery. It shortens the second …Read More >

Sensory Processing Disorder

Why Does My Child Do That? Do you wonder why your child is an excessive risk taker – jumping and crashing into anything they can ? Why can’t my child do puzzles, write well, or find the coordination for riding a bike or hitting a ball? Why does my child cry or cover their ears with every loud sound – …Read More >

Baby Sign Language — Bridging the Gap

Sign language can be a fun and effective way to allow your baby to communicate prior to the development of verbal language. This is possible because a baby’s cognitive abilities develop at a faster rate than speech. Sign language bridges the gap between non-verbal and verbal phases by utilizing a baby’s faster developing hand-eye coordination. The idea behind the use …Read More >

Visual Perception — Not Just 20/20 Vision

Sight is the ability to see, but vision is something much more encompassing.  Visual perception is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the information that we “see” with our eyes. Commonly we think that if we have 20/20 eyesight then we have good vision. This is not necessarily true. There are many more skills that the eyes must …Read More >