First “date” for the family-therapist dance

First “date” for the family-therapist dance

Hey friends and colleagues, Today, I am honored to be guest blogging over at “Family Synapse.”  Come over and read about “first dates” when I enter a family’s life as their child’s physical therapist and the...
Heads UP!  What parents need to know about their baby’s head

Heads UP! What parents need to know about their baby’s head

Fast paced growth – great ready! Your baby’s head will grow close to 200%  from their birth until they reach the age of two years old!  Their cranial (head) bones are designed to keep up with this rapid brain growth, which makes your...
Our babies’ heads:  8 “clinical pearls” from a 2015 study

Our babies’ heads: 8 “clinical pearls” from a 2015 study

Plagiocephaly, which literally means “misshapen head,” is becoming a fairly common impairment for babies. One that, as a pediatric physical therapist, currently accounts for ~ 30% of my daily appointments. When I first began as a pedi PT over 30+...
5 tips,  motivators, and toys to encourage crawling

5 tips, motivators, and toys to encourage crawling

Time to move!  Previously,  I shared why I believe babies should be encouraged to crawl and why it’s challenging with the changes in  sleeping and parenting paradigms. Now it’s time to get into some of the “nuts and bolts” or mechanics of how to...
Babies, Get ready….Get set…GO!

Babies, Get ready….Get set…GO!

I have been blessed in my work-life to have the almost daily opportunity to be involved with babies and their families. The busiest, most challenging day can come to a screeching halt when a new baby arrives in our office. A smile from a...