Back to a Pre-Baby Body: 5 Essential Tips from a PT

While moderate weight gain is a common concern for women during and after pregnancy, there are many other factors to consider in the 4 to 6 weeks after childbirth. You may want to get back into pre-pregnancy shape immediately, but it is important to make a slow return to full activity. Here are some tips on what you can do in …Read More >

Decisions about Screen Time

Children and Screen Time With all of the technology advances being made it can be challenging to make decisions about how much time your child spends in front of a screen. Watching TV, playing video games, playing on the computer, or even using an iPhone are all considered screen time activities.  Are you concerned about how much time your child …Read More >

Workstation Ergonomics

Pain and Your Workplace Physical therapists treat many patients each year for neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, and wrist/forearm pain.  Many times it is related to overuse of muscles in the same  positions (repetitive use injuries). Moreover, it can be due to the setup of a person’s workspace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports 1.8 million …Read More >

Preventing ACL Injuries in Girls

You hear it all the time. Another girl tore her ACL.  It’s becoming an epidemic. But what is an ACL?  Why do girls have 2-8 times higher ACL rupture rates?2  Most  importantly, can we do anything to lower their risk? What is an ACL? The ACL, (anterior cruciate ligament) is a band of connective tissue within the knee joint. The …Read More >

Potty Training

Before your child is even ready to use the toilet, you can “start” potty training.  Let your child watch you use the toilet.  Although the bathroom may be your sanctuary, the one spot you get 2 minutes of peace, letting your child watch you go and verbally explaining what’s happening is incredibly helpful.  Be explicit and go through every step …Read More >

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

The challenges of getting a child to eat can sometimes be daunting. It may simply be due to pure stubbornness, or a symptom of a feeding or swallowing disorder. Pediatric feeding disorders include  difficulty moving food to the mouth and getting ready to suck, chew, or swallow the food.   Children with feeding or swallowing problems exhibit a variety of symptoms …Read More >

Topics in Women’s Health – Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common complaint in women. It is also easily treatable, most of the time. Numerous studies show that incontinence issues affect up to 25% of American women.  Amanda Blaz, DPT urges women who suffer from this widespread disorder to consider a non-invasive examination. Following examination, physical therapy treatment may be recommended. The incontinence program at MOSAIC Rehabilitation …Read More >

Early Language and Literacy

The development of early language and literacy (reading and writing) begins in the first 3 years of life.  A child’s interaction with adults as well as with books, paper and pencils/crayons provides the groundwork for development of language, reading, and writing. Learning these skills is an ongoing process that develops through social experiences. This process builds as children develop their …Read More >