Posts tagged boost babies
Colic and Torticollis - 3 Tips for Parents from a Pediatric Physical Therapist

What can pediatric physical therapy do to help your baby with colic, prevent torticollis, and find relief?

…Infants with colic often assume positions with flexed hips, lateral trunk shifts, clinched fists, and extended arms.  Some babies are unable to tolerate prone positions and are often placed in swings, bucket positions to promote head elevation for digestive needs.  Unfortunately, these positioning techniques may contribute to the development of Torticollis.

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"Siri, Is it normal from my baby to…???”

This week I want to highlight the importance of knowing where your health information is coming from.  

How can technology be dangerous?

In the age of the internet, blogs, facebook, and instagram, parents and educators have so much information at their fingertips.  This ease of access to information is a double edge sword to healthcare professionals.

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It's Like Riding a Bike

You know when you go to your child’s well check-up visit and have to fill out those questionnaires about what your child is or isn’t doing at this point in his life?  Sound familiar?  Good.  So, what’s the deal with the question about riding a bicycle?  

Most children are able to ride a tricycle by age 3 and ride a two-wheel bicycle by age 7.  This accomplishment is really exciting for both the child and parent!

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Are Flat Feet Happy Feet?

My sister-in-law was a talented ballerina.  As with most sports, genetics plays a huge roll in sport success.  She was born with great lines including high arches in her feet making her point extra special.  

As children start bearing weight through their legs, the muscles, bones and nerves in their feet begin to change.  The arches in the feet form as the forces from the muscles and gravity shape the body.  It’s physics and it’s pretty cool how the pull of external forces impact our body’s structural development.  I could go on for pages about the dorky concepts of force and Wolff’s law, but I’ll spare you the details today.  Instead, let’s focus on the optics of feet; specifically, let’s focus on flat feet. (Flat feet is referred to as "pes planus" in the medical world)

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The 3 Must-Have Toys That Should Make Your Black Friday Wish List...

It’s that time of year again and Black Friday is almost here!   Let’s get our holiday wish lists ready!  Here, you will find my favorite infant toys that enhance movement and development.  It’s rare that I actually endorse a specific toy.  However, over the past 10+ years working as a pediatric physical therapist and using a variety of toys for motivation and movement, I want to share 3 of my favorites that should be on your wish list this year.

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Car Seats, Strollers, and Swings, Oh My!

Technology is fascinating.  I am so impressed with the ever-changing high-tech equipment that is out there. From car seats that easily click into strollers, to baby swings that oscillate using space technology (Man, that thing is cool!), it seems like parents are ahead of the game when it comes to finding the latest equipment to help support their babies.  Though this may seem like an article on what cool new baby devices you should add to your Christmas list, this is, instead, my call to action...

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