Lifting Techniques for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

By |2022-02-09T16:00:59+00:00February 9th, 2022|

Good body mechanics and proper lifting techniques are so important for keeping your back and body healthy. As our kids with special needs and mobility restrictions get older, it is important to re-evaluate how they are lifted and carried to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. Here are some suggestions for ways to set up and execute transfers to avoid injury.

What is Torticollis?

By |2022-01-06T17:00:58+00:00January 6th, 2022|

Torticollis is a muscular condition in babies in which the sternocleidomastoid muscle is tight on one side of the neck. As a result, the babies’ heads will be tilted towards and rotated away from the tight side. Torticollis can be present at birth (congenital) or occur later in infancy (acquired).

How to help your child be a master manipulator… WAIT, WHAT?!?

By |2021-12-02T16:39:01+00:00December 2nd, 2021|

Temperatures are beginning to drop, and it is almost time to zip up those jackets again! As parents, you may be wondering, “When should my child be able to zip and button his or her coat?” Here are a few milestones to keep in mind: Two‐and‐a‐half years · Unbuttons a large button. · Can put

Is Toe Walking Normal?

By |2021-03-16T16:05:54+00:00March 16th, 2021|

Toe walking is NOT a part of normal development. In fact, research shows quite the opposite. Instead, toe walking is a visible symptom of other problems that have just not become evident yet. As with most developmental issues, it is best dealt with quickly and efficiently in order to reduce the chances of bigger problems in the future. Unfortunately, it is becoming more common, with long term consequences of pain and dysfunction. Our ability as physical therapists to help without surgical intervention is significantly decreased after the age of 4.

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