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 >

Bridger Peaks Counseling

MOSAIC and Bridger Peaks Counseling are partnering to provide mental health counseling services to adults. Caitlin Brandl, MS, Professional Counselor Licensure Candidate(PCLC ), will be on-site to provide convenient, confidential individual counseling services. Who: Adults interested in individual counseling When: 50-55 minute sessions available by appointment only: Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons starting Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Where: MOSAIC clinic Cost: Caitlin offers a …Read More >

Tips to Prevent Falls During the Winter Months

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older individuals but you do not have to be advanced in years to be at risk of falling. Winter is an especially dangerous time in Montana with weather conditions producing snow, ice, and other hazards. However, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk of falling and …Read More >

Does Your Baby Have a Flat Head?

More and more babies are getting referred to physical therapy for having a flat head. There are two main types of flat heads. Brachycephaly is when the back of the head is flat, causing the head to be wider than it is long. Plagiocephaly is when one side of the back of the head is flat. Brachycephaly is usually caused …Read More >

Developmental Communication Milestone Series: 12 Months

At 12 months babies become active participants in their environments. They begin participating in familiar routines and social games adults play with them. They continue to learn language by hearing the same words/phrases paired with familiar activities, repetition of actions and words, having adults explain what is happening, reading the same books multiple times, etc. Babies also start making consistent …Read More >

Why Do Therapists Care About W Sitting?

W sitting is the opposite of sitting cross-legged or criss cross applesauce sitting. In a W sit, a child’s bottom is on the floor with feet on either side of the hips and toes pointed out. W sitting is common, especially in children with in-toeing, low muscle tone, increased flexibility, or poor core muscles. As therapists, we often caution parents about …Read More >