Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Sensory Boards and The Importance of Play

Sensory Boards and the Importance of Play by Sarah Koppenhoefer-Little, MS, OTR/L Kids Place Pediatric Occupational Therapist One of the main jobs or “occupations” of a child is to play.  As they play, they learn about their environment, gain essential skills, and have a fantastic time doing it.  The poet Diane Ackerman once said, “Play…

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Physical Therapy

PT, Chiropractors, Massages – What’s the Difference?

Physical Therapy, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists – What’s the Difference? by Anna McNamara, DPT AZOPT Buckeye Physical Therapist There are many misconceptions regarding the similarities and differences between physical therapy, chiropractors and massage therapy. Patients often believe they are the same thing. In fact, the three professions have very different theories regarding the preferred method of…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Considering a Service Dog to Assist Children with Disabilities

Considering a Service Dog to Assist Children with Disabilities by Cindy Ewert, OTR/L Kids Place Pediatric Occupational Therapist When you feel like you have exhausted every option, and are still looking for the one thing that could change your child’s life, a service dog therapy dog may be your answer! It is important to note…

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AzOPT News

What is Direct Access to Physical Therapy?

What is Direct Access to Physical Therapy? By Ryann Roberts, DPT, Owner Arizona Orthopedic Physical Therapy (AZOPT) It is beneficial for you to receive physical therapy first – before other types of interventions like surgeries or injections.  Physical therapists not only reduce pain and improve function, but we provide long-term solutions at a significantly lower…

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