A Focus on Strength

A Focus on Strength or Strengths?

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. Read more

National Physical Therapy Month 2011

October Is National Physical Therapy Month!

  • Share a story: How has Physical Therapy  impacted you or a loved one?
  • Share a tip: What was the best advice you received from your Physical Therapist?
  • Share a question: Ask anything!
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

Studying For the PCS Exam

The past several months I spent every extra moment I had studying. I took an exam on Saturday to obtain the credential Pediatric Certified Specialist. During every patient cancellation, after my daughter went to bed, and another other time I could grab was put towards learning everything I could about the field that I have devoted myself to professionally over the past 11 years. Along the way I learned a lot of new things, sometimes a small detail, sometimes familiarizing myself with a diagnosis I have not see in person (you tube was an awesome resource since I’m a visual learner), and other times a reflection on my personal life and professional practice. I thought I would share some of these things today. Read more

Musings, Evidence Based Practice, Etc

Dear Blog,

Sorry for my neglectful behavior. I have not forgotten about you, but I had a lot to figure out in my professional life recently. The experience has led to a lot of clarification as to my goals and although the details continue to be a bit hazy, they are gradually revealing themselves. Read more

When Therapy Is No Longer Therapeutic

As summer approaches I have been working on my summer schedule with all my families. This is always a scheduling challenge, but more importantly it brings up a lot of big questions. Read more