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 >

W Sitting: Why Do Therapists Care ?

W sitting is the opposite of sitting cross-legged or crisscross 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 in children, especially in children who in-toe or have low muscle tone, increased flexibility, or poor core muscles. As therapists, we …Read More >

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Peezing: verb Sneezing and peeing at the same time “I had no idea there was physical therapy for this!” This is one of the most common phrases I hear in my practice. Although it is gaining more exposure, many women still have not heard of pelvic floor physical therapy. A great deal of women I treat have been dealing with …Read More >

Speech Sound Development

It’s an exciting time when your child starts using words to communicate…but when do speech sound errors like “tar” for “car” go from cute and age appropriate, to areas of concern? Specific sounds and speech patterns develop at different times, improving how well a child is understood by their parents, peers, and caretakers. By 18 months, a child should be …Read More >

Body Mechanics Education

Body mechanics play a significant roll in preventing and treating pain of all kinds. Poor body mechanics can place additional stress on certain areas of the body which can cause irritation or inflammation.  Here are a few general recommendations: Lift heavy objects with even weight distribution. Lift with the legs when possible, keep your core engaged, and avoid bending forward. …Read More >

Navigating the Screen Time World

Screen time is an inescapable reality today, but there is strong research that too much screen time can have serious health consequences. In November of 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement with research backed positions regarding screen time and young children. Read on for a summary of that statement. Who Should Have Screen Time? Under Age …Read More >

MOM & BABY Free Screens

MOSAIC is going to be offering a free screen for women who are pregnant (22 weeks and later) or who have delivered in the last year and their babies up to 1 year of age. It will include: 1) Screening for diastasis rectus abdominus, urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic girdle dysfunction, pelvic pain, pelvic prolapse and provide information on what …Read More >

Infant Reflux

Has your little one ever spit up after a feeding, even an hour or two after eating? Maybe he burped and something came up that gave him a sour face? Or he started to move his tongue in and out and then you notice him swallow? All these babies were likely experiencing reflux. Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), simply referred to as …Read More >