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Why Specialist Care is Essential for Infants with Torticollis

When parents first notice their baby’s head tilting to one side or they prefer to always look in one direction, the diagnosis might be torticollis—a common yet often misunderstood condition in infants. Torticollis, commonly considered to involve a tightening of the neck muscles, causing the head to tilt. While some might consider it a straightforward […]

Unraveling the Connection Between Autism and Exercise: Insights from Research

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. While the focus of autism research often revolves around therapies and interventions to address these core symptoms, research and clinical experience has shown how important the movement system is both affected is a subset of autistic people, and how […]

Kid PT’s Top 5 Therapy Approaches to Spark Change & Support Children with Cerebral Palsy

Did you know that cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood movement disorder?   At Kid PT, our physical and occupational therapists work with many children impacted in different ways by cerebral palsy. Sine cerebral palsy can affect people in different ways, and symptoms can range from mild to severe, an individualized treatment plan will […]

Unveiling the Top 5 Overlooked Challenges for Children with ADHD: A Guide to Specialized Pediatric Therapy

Children with ADHD often face a myriad of challenges beyond what meets the eye. While attention deficits and hyperactivity are commonly recognized symptoms, let’s delve into five lesser-known issues that can significantly impact a child’s daily life: interoception, balance, constipation, vision, and executive function. In this blog post, we’ll explore each of these under-recognized issues […]

10 Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Regulate Sleep for Adolescents

Sleep plays a vital role in the overall well-being and development of adolescents. However, many teenagers struggle with sleep-related issues due to factors such as academic stress, digital engagement, and changing biological rhythms. The Occupational Therapists (OTs) at Kid PT can play a crucial role in helping adolescents establish healthy sleep patterns through targeted interventions. Parents […]

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy (OT) helps people of all ages to improve their ability to perform daily activities, also known as “occupations.”  What does this have to do with children then? Well, what is the “occupation” of children?  PLAY! Occupational therapists (OTs) work with individuals who have conditions that affect their ability to perform activities of daily […]