Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy and Management of Osteoarthritis

Physical Therapy and Management of Osteoarthritis by Taylor Rock, DPT AzOPT Goodyear Doctor of Physical Therapy Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and affects roughly 32.5 million adults in the US.  It is commonly referred to the “wear and tear” arthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD).  OA occurs when cartilage within the…

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I am Struggling with my Selective Eater, What do I do?

I am Struggling with my Selective Eater, What do I do? It is common for families, parents, and or caregivers to have a child that is a “picky” eater. “Picky” eater may seem insensitive, so let’s call your child a selective eater. Often times parents and families may ask themselves, what in the world do…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Three Household Items to Promote Grasp Development

Three Household Items to Promote Grasp Development by Kristen Henderson, M.S., OTR/L Kids Place West Pediatric Occupational Therapist   As a child grows and progresses with new skills, their grasp is developing as well. Adequate grasp development is important for age appropriate pre-writing and handwriting skills, manipulation of everyday items, and proper fine motor coordination.…

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