Strength and Power Training for Children with Poor Coordination!

Strength and Power Training for Children with Poor Coordination!

By Veronica Glen, PT, DPT When Physical Therapists see a clumsy or uncoordinated child, one of the first thoughts we think is “That kid can use some balance training!” or “They could benefit from functional activity practice!” What current evidence based research is finding is that strength and power training can be just as helpful if not MORE helpful than…

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Physical Therapy: An Enormously Beneficial Tool for Children With Down Syndrome!

Physical Therapy: An Enormously Beneficial Tool for Children With Down Syndrome!

Down Syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder caused by one too many copies of chromosome 21. This extra copy changes the typical way the brain and body develop. As a result, individuals with Down Syndrome can face both physical and mental challenges from birth onward, such as delayed developmental milestones. Other possible challenges include: Low Muscle Tone Decreased Strength Poor Balance and…

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Speaking About Apraxia

Speaking About Apraxia

Children are naturally disposed to learning, but when natural processes are interrupted, a little help is needed for a child to develop their full potential.  It is a pleasure to play a role in the development of stronger bonds that are built between parents and children as they work toward better communication.  Helping children acquire the skills they need to…

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May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month

May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month

Williams syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting approximately 1 in 10,000.  It affects both males and females equally. This syndrome is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and learning disabilities.  These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities, and an affinity for music.…

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Celebrating Our 1 Year Milestone

Celebrating Our 1 Year Milestone

As a society, we’ve come a long way towards understanding the need for paying close attention to the development of our children, and intervening when natural processes aren’t unfolding the way they should. ASHA recently reported that, ‘Many toddlers diagnosed with ASD who receive early intervention can attend regular kindergarten, cutting annual education costs by $10,000 per child, according to…

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