The Ins and Outs of Infant Reflux

Your baby is crying again, arching their back, and is inconsolable. You try to feed them, and they suck for a minute but then baby pulls away and starts to cry. Baby takes a pacifier for a few moments. You breathe and try to lay them down, just to have baby start fussing again and wanting to be picked back …Read More >

Back Pain – Finally Some Good News

Back pain is a huge problem in developed nations worldwide. It has or will affect most of us. But the good news about back pain is that PT can help. The current estimate is that 80% of people will experience back pain at least once. It is the single biggest cause for disability, the third most common reason for doctor …Read More >

Effects of Stroke on Speech and Swallows

What are the effects of stroke on speech and the ability to swallow? We often don’t think about the act of speaking or swallowing. After all, we have been doing so since before we can remember. A stroke changes all of this. A stroke is an injury to the brain that occurs when blood flow is blocked or reduced. Severity …Read More >

What are Gross Motor Skills?

You have probably heard the terms gross motor skills or gross motor milestones. But what do those phrases actually mean? A simple way to think about gross motor skills are to think of them as BIG movements or movement of large parts of the body. More specifically, gross motor skills are skills that involve the large muscles in the arms, …Read More >

Myths About Breastfeeding Part 2

The first part of Breastfeeding Myths focused more on mothers and their bodies. This second section looks at myths of breastfeeding related to the needs of a baby. Newborns need to be on a feeding schedule Newborns tend to eat every 2-3 hours, but that can vary depending on how they feel, comfort, growth spurts, etc. Sometimes your little one …Read More >

Breastfeeding Myths Part 1

There is a lot pressure to breast feed a baby. However, for many it is a difficult and emotionally charged journey. Just because women have breasts, doesn’t mean that a baby will naturally latch and everything goes smoothly. Often, complications can arise that lead breastfeeding to become difficult and even overwhelming. Below are some breastfeeding myths explained. Breastfeeding comes naturally …Read More >

How To Work On K and G Sounds

Does your child say “tup” for “cup” or “doe” for “go?” When children substitute the “t” sound for “k” or the “d” sound for “g,” it’s called fronting. This is a fairly common substitution for children as they are learning their sounds and starting to talk. It is not considered normal as your child gets older. By the age of …Read More >

Pacifier Facts – A Speech Therapist’s Perspective

Binky, pacifier, paci, dummy, soother – there are so many names! At least once a week the conversation of pacifiers is brought up to me as a speech therapist. Will it ruin our breastfeeding journey? Is it going to be a sleep crutch for my baby? How much does it really impact speech development? Do we need to care about …Read More >