5 On-the-Go Podcasts and Blogs for PT Growth

5 On-the-Go Podcasts and Blogs for PT Growth

Finding ways to charge my professional battery so I am ready to go, full of enthusiasm, energy, and knowledge is easier than ever these days. It’s one of the few ways I am good at multitasking! I listen to podcasts during my commute, when...
Gotta Move, Play, and Socialize: Toddler Teachings

Gotta Move, Play, and Socialize: Toddler Teachings

Walk here and there and back. Stumble over a friend’s foot. Make a block tower then gleefully crash it down. Sing a song about spiders or farmers. Tug a toy away from a friend. Squat to look at a toy car. Rock and feed a stuffed lion...
6 reasons I am thankful to be a pediatric physical therapist

6 reasons I am thankful to be a pediatric physical therapist

  Play all day: I get to enter the world of babies, kids, and families while doing meaningful work as a treating therapist. I crawl, jump, play ball games, blow bubbles, and do puzzles while carefully disguised therapy takes place. If...
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...

Why do I write?

I think – I search – I process – I write – I learn – I change….. Everyday in my clinical and teaching practices, I pause and reflect on what I am doing and why. I am often challenged or baffled by new and...