Back to School | High School Sports Injuries
Sep13

Back to School | High School Sports Injuries

The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time for students, their families, and the teachers and administrators who have spent the summer months in preparation for the coming semesters. Students are exposed to new classes and teachers. Teachers get the opportunity to help educate a fresh wave of young people. And high school sports, the most common extracurricular activity, start anew. While all of this is certainly cause for...

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Four Occupational Therapy Activities to Decrease Hyperactivity in Children
May16

Four Occupational Therapy Activities to Decrease Hyperactivity in Children

Hey mom, can I get some macaroni and chee – oh look, Sponge Bob Square Pants is on TV. Oops, I forgot to finish that puzzle I was working on earlier… Sound familiar? We know that children can be easily distracted, but there might come a point where they need to do occupational therapy activities to decrease hyperactivity. Some day to day things that a hyperactive child is likely to struggle with in order to qualify them for...

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Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensory Play for Kids
Apr28

Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensory Play for Kids

Imagine having a child who shudders at the sounds of a cabinet closing, or vomits when the car starts. Or having a child who doesn’t notice the dark bark or recoils from the feeling of their clothes. These are symptoms related to having a sensory processing disorder which can be difficult to diagnose. One of the more complex disorders in this world that affects the normal daily routines of children every day. But one way...

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Play Therapy Tips for Children with Autism
Jan25

Play Therapy Tips for Children with Autism

Why Play Therapy? Play Therapy is a versatile practice that can be exercised in both professional and school settings, but also at home. The toys act as the child’s words, while the play is the child’s language. Through the process, therapists are able to help the child improve communication skills, expression of feelings, sensory processing, and also limit stimming behavior. To imagine how a child with Autism might feel, think about...

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Travel Physical Therapy Tips:  5 Ways to Ease a Child’s Anxiety
Aug19

Travel Physical Therapy Tips: 5 Ways to Ease a Child’s Anxiety

As a travel physical therapist one of the biggest hurdles you have to overcome when working with children is their fear of the doctor. Sometimes putting on your biggest smile and calmest voice simply doesn’t cut it. This is especially difficult for travel physical therapist jobs because you may only be working with the child for a short amount of time. But, what is it about physical therapy that scares children so much? How can travel...

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A Good Reason to get Back on the Horse
Jul08

A Good Reason to get Back on the Horse

Pet therapy has grown very popular in the past few years. Even college campuses have taken to bringing puppies to destress riddled students during final exams week! Therapy dogs are sweeping the nation and our social feeds with adorable pictures of the amazing emotional (and even physical) healing brought to patients by man’s best friend. The newer form of pet therapy that is starting to gain some real recognition has a much larger...

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