Entries by jonikidpt

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 […]

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Babies & Head Control: What to Look for & How to Help

How do babies develop head control? Babies have just spent 9 months growing and developing in the womb, where they were just floating around! As newborns, they are fully reliant on mom and dad to support where their bodies go and what they see, hear, touch and smell. With practice, new experiences, and time, babies […]

5 Top Tips to Bringing Your Best Game to 2023

Did you know that less than 25% of people keep their goals past the month of January? So what does this mean for the rest of the 75% of the population? Does that mean that we’re all unrealistic in our expectations… …not disciplined enough, …not motivated for the right reasons, …unwilling to make the “right” […]

Halloween Fitness Fun 2022 Edition! 🎃

Halloween is coming! And it’s time to get in shape for the big day. Lugging all that candy around from house to house is harder work than you think! 💪 Here are five spooky, Halloween-themed 🎃 exercises you can do at home, at the park, or on your trick-or-treat haunts to get you in the […]

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and for it we wanted to share with you one of the recent advances in rehabilitation for children with spina bifida. On of our physical therapists, Dr. Kat has received training in this new approach and is now using it with our Kid PT families. First, let’s talk Spina […]

“Happy Sitters”

Learning to Sit It’s an exciting moment when your baby starts sitting all by themselves. At some point between 5-8 months babies developing typically will gain the postural control to sit hands free and play with toys.  It’s a huge milestone and a big one to celebrate! Here’s a photo of the first time my […]