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 >
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 >