Pediatric Physical Therapy

A Guide to Understanding Pediatric PT

A Guide to Understanding Pediatric Physical Therapy What is pediatric physical therapy? Pediatric physical therapist work with a variety of children ranging from babies with torticollis or delay, orthopedic sports injuries, and children with delays due to diagnoses such as cerebral palsy and autism. Pediatric PTs help to improve gross motor skills, walking pattern, strength,…

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists Treat Headaches

Physical Therapists Treat Headaches by Daniel Cox, DPT AZOPT Glendale Physical Therapist Increased digital device use and ‘screen-time’ are becoming a major contributing factor to more frequent complaints of headaches. Recent studies actually estimate that one out of every 6 Americans suffer from headaches. This means the odds are that you, or someone you are…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Your Child’s Progressions in Handwriting

Your Child’s Progressions in Handwriting By Jenna Zellner, OTS Kids Place Student Occupational Therapist Handwriting acquisition is a crucial learning process necessary to get children prepared for school and adult life. Similar to a child’s physical development, handwriting skills follow a sequential progression. First children develop precursor readiness skills which consist of drawing simple shapes.…

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Physical Therapy

What Plumbers and Physical Therapists Share in Common

What Plumbers and Physical Therapists Share in Common By Genevieve Jenkins, DPT AZOPT Buckeye Doctor of Physical Therapy What do plumbers and physical therapists have in common? They can both fix leaks! While a plumber would be best employed for household leaks, a physical therapist can help you address a different kind of leak referred…

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Upper Body Weight Bearing

Upper Body Weight Bearing By Jessica Tallent, OTR/L Kids Place Pediatric Occupational Therapist Occupational therapists assist in developing fine motor coordination and grasping skills needed for children to carry out everyday tasks. These tasks include playing with different sized, picking up pieces of food, learning to use utensils such as spoons and markers, tying shoes,…

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Pediatric Speech Therapy

Promoting Fluent Speech for Children Who Stutter

Promoting Fluent Speech for Children Who Stutter by Alexandra Pagel, M.A., CF-SLP Kids Place West Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist You’re staring at a large audience, delivering an important speech. You find yourself starting sentences over, taking long pauses, and repeating parts of words or entire words. You’re nervous and your words just aren’t coming…

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