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Baby Sign Language — Bridging the Gap
Sign language can be a fun and effective way to allow your baby to communicate prior to the development of verbal language. This is possible because a baby’s cognitive abilities develop at a faster rate than speech. Sign language bridges the gap between non-verbal and verbal phases by utilizing a baby’s faster developing hand-eye coordination.
20 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids
Preschoolers I will clean up my toys and put them where they belong. I will brush my teeth twice a day. I will wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating. I won’t tease dogs or other pets – even friendly ones. I will avoid being bitten by keeping my fingers and
Topics in Women’s Health: Considerations After a Cesarean Section
The cesarean section (c-section) rate in the United States continues to rise.  Statistics for 2010, show that one in three women gives birth by c-section. With numbers that high, it’s necessary for physical therapists to understand the complications of this surgery. Infections and Cesarean Sections The first consideration is the rate of  infection at the
Sensory Processing Disorder
Does my child have sensory processing disorder? Do you wonder why your child is an excessive risk taker who jumps and crashes into anything they can? Or why they can’t do puzzles, write well, or find the coordination for riding a bike or hitting a ball? Why does my child cry or cover their ears
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Visual Perception — Not Just 20/20 Vision
Sight is the ability to see, but vision is something much more encompassing. Visual perception is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the information that we “see” with our eyes. Commonly we think that if we have 20/20 eyesight then we have good vision. This is not necessarily true. There are many more
Topics in Physical Therapy: Plantar Fasciitis
What is Plantar Fasciitis?  Plantar fasciitis is inflammation in the thick tissue (plantar fascia) of the bottom of the foot.  The plantar fascia connects the bone in the heel to the bones of the toes which helps to form the arch of the foot. What Does it Typically Feel Like? Tightness and/or pain on the