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 >

Minimize Your Child’s Risk For Sports Related Injuries

School sports season is now underway. This is an exciting time for the millions of children who are beginning or   returning to a sport. Unfortunately, along the way it brings the  potential  for  injuries.  As many as  20% of children who participate in sports activities will be injured each year. As a parent, there are things you can do to help …Read More >