Pediatric Physical Therapy

Adaptive Sport and Recreation Resources for Children

Adaptive Sport Programs and Recreation Resources for Children with Disabilities Individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities experience problems with their overall health including higher rates of obesity when compared to their typically developing peers. Obesity is a worldwide health concern that is not often tracked in children and youth with disabilities over their lifespan. Children…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Holiday Gifts to Promote Development – Part 2

Holiday Gifts to Encourage Improvements in Gross Motor Skills by Danielle Burke, DPT Kids Place West Pediatric Physical Therapist Infants Pop Up Toys: Encourage reaching in multiple developmental positions such as quadruped (hands and knees), tall kneeling, and standing. (pictured toy $25 on Amazon) Floor Activity Mirror: Encourages child to look up while on their…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Holiday Gift Ideas to Promote Development – Part 1

Holiday Gift Ideas to Promote Developmental and Gross Motor Skills By Mackenzie Clinger, PT, DPT Kids Place West Pediatric Physical Therapy General Developmental and Gross Motor Skills Play Mat Soft surface perfect for tummy time, rolling, crawling, and playing! Can later be used as a hopscotch or for building to promote coordination and motor planning…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pitt Hopkins Syndrome Awareness

Pitt Hopkins Syndrome Awareness by Lauren Bacsalmasi, DPT Kids Place Central Pediatric Physical Therapist Pitt Hopkins is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a gene called TCF4 in chromosome 18. While this disorder is considered to be very rare, diagnosis is becoming more common with increased access to genetic testing. It is associated with other disorders…

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