Topics in Women’s Health — Maintaining Fitness During Pregnancy

There are many benefits to maintaining a safe exercise routine during pregnancy.  These advantages include lower risk for gestational diabetes, less weight gain, improved muscle tone, lower risk of varicose veins, decreased  low back pain, improved self-esteem, and better sleep.  Exercise has also been shown to improve labor & delivery by shortening the     second stage of labor, decreasing risk of …Read More >

Sensory Processing Disorder

Do you ever wonder why your child does the things that he or she does? Do you wonder why they are excessive risk takers – jumping and crashing into anything they can ? Why they can’t do puzzles, write well, or find the coordination for riding a bike or hitting a ball? Why they cry or cover their ears with …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 >

20 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Preschoolers I will clean up my toys and put them where they belong. I will brush my teeth twice a day, and wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating. I won’t tease dogs or other pets – even friendly ones. I will avoid being bitten by keeping my fingers and face away from their mouths. Kids:  …Read More >

Topics in Physical Therapy: Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?  Plantar fasciitis is inflammation in the thick tissue (plantar fascia) of the bottom of the foot.  The plantar fascia connects the bone in the heel to the bones of the toes and helps to form the arch of the foot. What does it typically feel like? Pain and/or tightness on the bottom of the foot  Pain …Read More >

Topics in Women’s Health: Considerations After a Cesarean Section

The cesarean section rate in the United States has been on the rise for years now. Statistics for 2010, report that one in three women gives birth by cesarean section. With numbers that high, it’s necessary for physical therapists to understand the ramifications of this invasive surgery. The first consideration to take note of is the incidence of  infection at …Read More >

Helping Your Child with Articulation at Home

A new school year is here and your child is continuing or just beginning speech- language therapy for sounds that they are having difficulty saying. Encourage your child to speak more clearly at home by trying some of these tips: If you understand only part of what your child is saying, request more information. “Wow! It sounds like you and Tommy had …Read More >