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Ann Van Middlesworth Accessible Playground

I wanted to share some pictures of our trip to the new accessible playground in Ann Vann Middlesworth Park in Hillsborough.  The playground provides a great sensory and movement  experience to all children regardless of ability.   The entrance to the playground structure is a ramp.  No stairs in sight. Read more

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric Physical therapists (PTs) are licensed medical professionals who have specialized knowledge and experience in working with children and their families to maximize motor development, independence, fitness and active participation in the family and the community. Pediatric PTs work with children from birth through adolescence and participate on teams with other specialists, including physicians, occupational therapists and speech therapists. Read more

Therapeutic Balls

Therapeutic Balls

As published on ourjourneythruautism.com

Exercise or therapy balls have been used in the therapy world for many years as a tool for core strengthening, developmental exercises, and for sensory stimulation. More recently they have popped up in gyms and people’s homes as an inexpensive, fun and dynamic piece of exercise equipment. Read more

Aquatic Therapy for Children

Aquatic Therapy For Children: The Sensory-Motor Benefits

As printed on ourjourneythruautism.com

Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of all the therapeutic benefits of swimming and playing in the pool. Many children who have difficulty controlling their bodies for sports and gross motor activities will have success moving in thewater. Its also such a calming and organizing sensory environment that it can provide a grounding experience for the child that can often last for the rest of the day.. Read more