Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric Orthotics – Why the Heel?

Pediatric Orthotics – Why the Heel? by Kids Place Central Pediatric Physical Therapists As pediatric physical therapists, we often recommend a child be evaluated and fit for a pair of ankle-foot orthotics or AFOs. AFOs are plastic devices created by a certified orthoptist, custom made to control certain parts of an extremity, guide specific movements,…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Promoting Better Sleep Habits in Children

Promoting Better Sleep Habits in Children by Kyla Johnson, M.S., OTR/L KP West Pediatric Occupational Therapist Sleep has such an important impact on your child’s mental and physical development. Poor or inadequate sleep can also affect a child’s behavioral responses. Sleep, or lack thereof, can affect your child’s ability to self-regulate and make it difficult…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Costume Ideas for Kids with Sensory and Mobility Concerns

Costume Ideas for Kids with Sensory and Mobility Concerns By Sarah Koppenhoefer-Little, OTR/L Kids Place West Pediatric Occupational Therapist Most children love Halloween! But for parents of children with special needs, Halloween can be stressful. Will my child tolerate a costume with their sensory concerns? How can I customize a costume for my wheelchair-bound child?…

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Physical Therapy

Using PT to Help Relieve Pain Following Pregnancy

Using Physical Therapy to Help Relieve Pain and Ailments Following a Pregnancy: How my Own Personal Experiences Guide my Perspective By Pamela G.Guevarra, PT, DPT AZOPT Physical Therapist My husband and I waited patiently for years to have a baby.  When our doctor told us we were pregnant with twins, like most families of multiples,…

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