Pediatric Physical Therapy

Outpatient Therapy vs. School Based Therapy

The Difference Between Outpatient Therapy and School Therapy By Jeanette Mangano, DPT Kids Place West Pediatric Physical Therapist As children are preparing for the start of a new school year, parents often ask about the difference between school-based therapy and Kids Place, an outpatient therapy clinic.  The answer can be somewhat confusing. In the simplest…

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Physical Therapy

Acute Back Pain

Acute Back Pain By AZOPT Goodyear Physical Therapists If you have ever experienced low back pain, then you know that it can be debilitating. According to Medlineplus.com, 8 out of 10 individuals experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, the second leading reason why Americans visit their health care provider is due…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Torticollis: Why Early Intervention is Crucial

Torticollis: Why Early Intervention is Crucial Torticollis, literally translating to ‘wry neck,’ is a condition in which a child’s neck is typically flexed or bent in one direction and rotated in the other direction. This is due to a muscle in the neck, called the sternocleidomastoid, which has become shortened, strained, or weakened. This results…

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