Pediatric Physical Therapy

Adaptive Sport and Recreation Resources for Children

Adaptive Sport Programs and Recreation Resources for Children with Disabilities Individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities experience problems with their overall health including higher rates of obesity when compared to their typically developing peers. Obesity is a worldwide health concern that is not often tracked in children and youth with disabilities over their lifespan. Children…

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Physical Therapy

Strength Training is for Everyone, Regardless of Age

Strength Training is for Everyone, Regardless of Age By JD Fields, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert DN AzOPT Glendale Clinic Manager and Doctor of Physical Therapy Exercise is an important aspect of overall health and wellness. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends adults participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise at…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Holiday Gifts to Promote Development – Part 2

Holiday Gifts to Encourage Improvements in Gross Motor Skills by Danielle Burke, DPT Kids Place West Pediatric Physical Therapist Infants Pop Up Toys: Encourage reaching in multiple developmental positions such as quadruped (hands and knees), tall kneeling, and standing. (pictured toy $25 on Amazon) Floor Activity Mirror: Encourages child to look up while on their…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Holiday Gift Ideas to Promote Development – Part 1

Holiday Gift Ideas to Promote Developmental and Gross Motor Skills By Mackenzie Clinger, PT, DPT Kids Place West Pediatric Physical Therapy General Developmental and Gross Motor Skills Play Mat Soft surface perfect for tummy time, rolling, crawling, and playing! Can later be used as a hopscotch or for building to promote coordination and motor planning…

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Physical Therapy

The Role of Physical Therapy in COVID-19 Recovery

The Role of Physical Therapy in COVID-19 Recovery by Pamela Guevarra, PT, DPT, CCI, Cert. D.N. AzOPT Buckeye Physical Therapist Researchers and healthcare professionals continue to learn more each day about the coronavirus that has uprooted our daily lives. While more is still to be learned, one thing for certain is the role physical therapy…

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