Pediatric Occupational Therapy hand manipulation skills

Hand Manipulation Skills in Child Development

Hand Manipulation Skills in Child Development Children are often referred to pediatric occupational therapy for concerns related to fine motor skills. Generally thought of as the movement and use of hands and upper extremities, fine motor skills include reaching, grasping and manipulating objects with your hands. Fine motor skills also involve vision, specifically visual motor…

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Pediatric Speech Therapy Preschool stuttering

Using Indirect Treatment to Overcome Preschool Stuttering

Using Indirect Treatment to Overcome Preschool Stuttering Indirect treatment is an approach that focuses on teaching the family strategies to enhance fluency through environmental modifications. It involves making changes in the environment rather than making any changes in the child’s speech. The message is always that stuttering is okay. Here are some suggestions on how…

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Physical Therapy Tendon and Ligament Pain

Surprising Benefits of Vitamin C and Collagen Supplements for Tendon and Ligament Pain

Surprising Benefits of Vitamin C and Collagen Supplements for Tendon and Ligament Pain.  Tendon and ligament pain are commonly seen in the physical therapy profession. Treatment of tendon and ligament injuries consists of manual therapy, exercise, and modalities for pain relief with good outcomes. However, nutrition is often neglected when encompassing the whole patient during…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy potty training

How Can A Pediatric Occupational Therapist Help in Potty Training?

How Can A Pediatric Occupational Therapist Help in Potty Training? Parents often ask our therapists if they can help children learn to use the toilet by themselves. Our therapists acknowledge that toilet training is a very important activity of daily living (ADL), but also know that countless factors contribute to toilet training success. Children are…

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Physical Therapy R.I.C.E.

Managing Your Injury with R.I.C.E.

R.I.C.E. – Rest | Ice | Compression | Elevation R.I.C.E. is a fundamental principle for the management of various injuries, particularly those related to soft tissues like muscles and joints. This approach is commonly employed to address acute injuries such as sprains, strains, and minor fractures. Understanding the benefits of each component provides valuable insight…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy raising active kids

Raising Active Kids: Encouraging Physical Activity at Home and Beyond

Raising Active Kids: Encouraging Physical Activity at Home and Beyond Look around your house and find your kids. What are they doing right now? Are they watching TV, playing on an iPad, playing with toys, or are they running around? Clinical guidelines for general activity from the CDC state that children should get 60 mins…

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