In the world of pediatric physical therapy, there are a couple terms that are used so often by physicians, families, and the general public that they seem to have lost their meaning. "The Core" is a big one. I wonder if people even know what they're talking about when they say "I need to work… Continue reading What is Low Tone Anyway?
“W” No More!
Walk into any daycare classroom and you'll see it. My hips start to ache at the mere sight of it. It's on every pediatric PT's shortlist of cringe-worthy things to never ever do. Right up there with skipping crawling and using baby walkers. The notorious "W Sit"!! "W Sitting" is a position in which you… Continue reading “W” No More!
The Problem with Toe Walking
To be fair, toe walking is a normal stage of development. I see it a lot when babies are learning to cruise along furniture for instance. Brand new walkers lead with their toe to take steps. But after about 18 months, toe walking is not cute and should be addressed by a physical therapist. Here's… Continue reading The Problem with Toe Walking
Month By Month
I love these chalkboards! I wish they were a thing when my kids were babies. Each month flies by and it's an adorable way to look back. Especially when you're looking at sweet Bea here! They do remind me of a question I'm asked all the time though...."What should my baby be doing now?" It… Continue reading Month By Month
Has this ever happened to you? You learn something new. It could be a new word, phrase, place, or concept. Then all the sudden, you see it or hear mention of it all over the place! The feeling of, "That's funny, I just heard about that yesterday!" Well, it turns out there's a name for… Continue reading Baader-Meinhof