What Exactly is a Good Latch?

In the early days postpartum, mothers planning to breastfeed will typically be visited by a hospital lactation consultant or trained nurse in order to check how baby is feeding, and then 48 hours later you’re off and on your way home! Sometimes, concerns arise in those next few weeks, often sparked by pain with latching, difficulty gaining weight, or mother’s …Read More >

Pelvic Girdle Pain

What is pelvic girdle pain? It is pain on the backside of your pelvis by your sacroiliac joints (SIJ). It can occur separately or with low back pain or pain on the pubic symphysis (front of your pelvis). The pelvis is made up of 2 bones that join together at the base of the spine (sacrum) and in the front …Read More >

Returning to Activity After a Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, activity levels dropped for a lot of people. Between stay at home orders, gym closures, and working from home, people became more sedentary. On top of that, there were shortages of equipment like dumbbells and bicycles, making staying active at home difficult even if you wanted to. But this summer, things look different; vaccines are widely …Read More >

Pick’s Disease

Pick’s disease is a rare condition that causes progressive and irreversible dementia. Unlike Alzheimer’s disease, Pick’s disease only affects certain parts of the brain. It is known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) because it affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Our frontal lobes control our ability to plan, organize, make sound judgement, control our behavior and emotion, recall …Read More >

When is it Safe for a Baby Sleep on Their Stomach?

Research shows that putting your baby to sleep on their back carries the lowest risk for SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Parents should always put their baby to sleep on their back. But, at some point, you might find your baby sleeping on their stomach after you put them to sleep on their back. So, when is it safe …Read More >

School’s Out Summer Activities

School is out and summer fun is here. Many times, along with the fun comes the familiar “I’m bored”. “I’m bored!” is an announcement by kids all parents despise. As the parent, or caretaker, we can only see all the toys and different things kids have or can do. Unfortunately, pointing those things out rarely helps. Whether it is difficult …Read More >

Physical Therapy isn’t Just for Pain

Physical therapy isn’t just for pain. It can keep you healthy for life! You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here’s just a sampling: Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression Helps control weight Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer Improves sleep …Read More >

Supporting Early Literacy Development

How does early literacy and reading develop? Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop oral language and pre-literacy skills on a constant and daily basis. These skills help them learn to become readers. Therefore, it’s important for parents to understand basic reading development and to have the skills for supporting early literacy. General Developmental Milestones for Literacy: 8 to 12 months of …Read More >