Occupational Therapy from A to Z

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In April we’re celebrating National Occupational Therapy Month! The goal of a pediatric OT is to help each child participate in activities of daily life, such as playing with other children, dressing and caring for themselves, relating to others, helping around the house, and participating in school and community activities.  Our therapists specialize in treatment […]

What is Torticollis?

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by Dr. Marci Westman, Physical Therapist What Exactly is Torticollis? The term torticollis means “twisted neck,” derived from the Latin terms “torta” meaning twisted and “collum” meaning neck. Torticollis is commonly found in infants and is associated with an abnormal position of the head and neck, where the head is tilted to one side, with the […]

Healthcare Expenses You Can Deduct on Your Tax Return

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Some out-of-pocket healthcare expenses can be deducted on your tax return when you file this year. This includes medical and dental expenses for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents for the previous year, plus mileage driven to and from appointments. For those who’ve had recurring doctors appointments, therapy, surgery, or have ongoing medical expenses for […]

Toe Walking: Causes and Treatment

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What is Toe Walking? Toe walking is when a child remains on their toes when walking, instead of stepping normally through their heel, arch, ball of foot, then  toes. Many children walk on their toes when they are first learning to walk. This may be present up until 6 months of a child walking independently. […]

Understanding Your Insurance EOB

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Your insurance EOB, or Explanation of Benefits, summarizes the cost of each of your medical visits including what your insurance paid and what amount you owe to your provider(s). An EOB is not a bill, but will detail what amount of the bill is your responsibility to pay. Here are some of the most common […]

How to Talk Positively to Your Kids About Exercise

All kids need exercise. Stacks of scientific research through the years support the myriad ways exercise helps young bodies and minds as they develop and grow. It’s important, then, for parents to encourage their children to be active and develop healthful habits as they grow and develop. During such conversations, however, setting a positive tone […]

What Are We Reading?


Smart But Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach To Helping Kids Reach Their Potential By: Peg Dawson, Richard Guare Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies For Dealing With And Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior By: […]

Is Writing a Cause for Tears? It Doesn’t Have To Be!

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Thankful for handwriting? You bet! Plus, free Thank You card download.

Thankful for handwriting? You bet! Plus, free Thank You card download.

From the first time we pick up a pencil to begin learning to write our names, to the last answer we fill in on our final exam, handwriting is present. Handwriting is a timeless skill that spans a lifetime. Think about all the ways pulling out a pen has helped you over the years. Since […]