Physical therapists are trained to identify all of the things that are atypical, limited, restricted, weak, ineffective and abnormal. Once all of these problems are identified we develop a plan to knock down all of the things that are wrong. Our goal? To help someone accomplish something new or to regain a lost skill. What [...]
With the death of Avonte, a young boy with autism gone missing last week for a while in Queens and a local 3 year-old with autism locally who was left on a school bus for 6 hours, it made me reconsider the safety of the students at the schools I have worked. The schools put [...]
A new interactive tv show on Sprout called Tree Fu Tom has made its way over the pond from the UK. It is aimed at children ages 3-7 and my 4 year old has been asking to watch it again and again. The show is about a boy named Tom who shrinks and turns into [...]
As a mom of two girls and a PT for kids I often get asked about milestones and whether a parent should be concerned. There are many clues to whether a parent should be concerned that go beyond looking at a chart that tells you when a child typically will develop a skill. There are [...]
Anthony DeVergillo is a young man who writes a blog called “The Optimist’s Guide to Life”, “spreading optimism one smile at a time”. On his blog he talks about optimism and living with disability. Anthony has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and his writings will inspire, teach and guide you to reflect on your own life experience. [...]
Most posts on this blog are related to children with special needs. However, I would like to share a great product invented by a fellow pediatric physical therapist called Magic Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit. Above you can watch a demonstration of an adorable little baby trying it on. I recently bought one for my 4 [...]
What does torticollis look like? Head is tilted right and turned left. The child will tilt their ear towards the shoulder and will turn to the opposite direction. A child with left torticollis will tilt their head to the left and prefer to look to the right. A child with right torticollis will tilt their [...]
Its July 1st and right now its a waiting game to see when baby girl is ready to arrive! I’m due July 9th so anytime in the next 2 weeks she will be here. My daughter is so so excited to be a big sister! My blog won’t be ending, but will be on hold [...]
The child in utero is curled up tight to fit in such a tight space. If a baby’s neck is tilted, it is visually obvious to the parent and pediatrician. If they have asymmetry elsewhere the observations may be more subtle. It may be harder to put one arm in the onesie, the child may [...]
A week ago today I sat on the floor crying because I couldn’t find a position to get up that wasn’t excruciating. As a physical therapist it is inevitable that the professional will at some point become the patient. I’ve been there several times before. Once for a whiplash injury, another time for chronic vertigo [...]
- Tippy Toes September 11, 2010
- Autism Spectrum Disorders and Physical Therapy: The Motor Connection January 25, 2010
- Torticollis: An Innovative Tearless Approach To Treatment May 5, 2011
- Studying For the PCS Exam March 20, 2011
- Ambucs: Free Therapeutic Bikes for Children! February 26, 2012
- A Focus on Strength or Strengths? March 13, 2014
- Autism and School Safety February 3, 2014
- Movement Magic of Tree Fu Tom May 1, 2013
- Between the Milestones of the 1st Year April 29, 2013
- Happy 20th Birthday Anthony! January 27, 2013
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