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 in their lives and with books, paper and pencils/crayons provides the foundation for development of language, reading, and writing. Learning these skills is a continuous process that develops through social experiences. This process builds as children develop …Read More >

Topics in Physical Therapy — Osteoporosis

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

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

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 or when the head is forcefully struck by or hits an object.  The severity of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe and is dependent upon the damage done to …Read More >

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

Physical therapy can be an excellent way to ease a woman’s recovery from childbirth and promote a healthy and happy time with their new baby.  Many women believe that all the issues that may be present after the birth of their child are normal. Even though these  issues may be common, they may not be normal.  Physical therapy can help …Read More >

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 >