Casting Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthotics

By Martye Baylock MS, PT Early in my career I served rural patients. Many patients had issues with walking, muscle tightness, muscle tone, and being able to move independently.  Many of my patients were in need of bracing and orthotics, but the nearest place for them to be cast for these could be up to […]

Jumpers and Exercisers and Walkers! Oh My!

Martye Blaylock, MSPT Any person who has a child, or niece or nephew, or has even babysat for a small child or infant knows how easy it is to use a jumper or exerciser for a baby. We need to get some things done. We need time to pick up, cook, clean, and at least […]

Meet Our New Therapist

Welcoming our newest Pediatric Occupational Therapist to our TEAM -Jill Manasco! Jill grew up in Melbourne, Florida–where her love of young children and their development blossomed early as she attended and eventually worked at her mother’s Montessori school. Jill pursued a career in Occupational Therapy when she realized the profession combines all of her interests […]

Four Backpack Fit Essentials

By Kelsie McGladrey, DPT With summer dwindling down and school just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about school supplies.  One of the key supplies that your child uses is a backpack!  While your child may find it most important to get the sparkly one or the one with a superhero pattern, it […]

Make a Splash with Aquatic Therapy!

By Kimberly Alquist BP&HT’s aquatic re/habilitation program consists of supervised exercises performed in the water. Swimming is not a prerequisite skill. Patients can perform each exercise through activity and play while standing in the water, holding onto the side of the pool, or using a flotation device. The water provides a safe and effective method […]

Common Summer Sports Injuries and Prevention Tips

Common Summer Sports Injuries and Prevention Tips By: Kelsie McGladrey, PT, DPT With the sunny weather comes sports! We have had a beautiful spring and summer is in full swing!  As your kids are out playing both organized and recreational sports they are getting great physical and social benefits. But with the increase in play […]

Fun Summer Snacks for Kids

Fun Summer Snack ideas that your kids can help with! From the desk of Kelsey Klemm, COTA/L As the holiday weekend creeps upon us and you are looking for ideas for fun activities to keep your kids busy, BPHT has some ideas for you! What kid doesn’t love a fun summer snack that they helped […]

How to Write your way through Summer Vacation!

Write your way through summer vacation! By: Elizabeth Isley, OTR/L Looking for ways to work on handwriting after school is out for the summer? Won’t be in town for one of BPHT’s Handwriting Camps this summer?  Spending a bunch of time in the car and need an alternative to screen time?  There are many ways […]

Summer Brain Games

Summer Time Brain Games! By: Shelly Moore, COTA/L Summer vacation can feel like a long time away from school, but there are lots of fun ways that kids can continue to exercise their brains while on break. Activities that promote memory, attention, focus, recall and concentration will help keep brains active and sharp for daily life […]

Summer Sensory Fun with Water

Summer Sensory Fun with Water By: Elizabeth Tenace, OTR/L School is out for the summer!  So now what can you do to keep the kid’s busy while at home??  Water tables are a great way to cool off, have fun, and develop some skills in the summer months. You can purchase a variety of water tables […]