Core exercises help kids gain strength for fine motor activities. Core strength starts to develop in babies! The strength and stability continues to develop as a child grows through toddler, preschool, and school-age years.
Here are three crawling exercises for infants or exercises to get your baby crawling. This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclaimer for more information. Lauren is the owner of Dr. Lauren Baker In Home Pediatric Physical Therapy and provides paid 60-minute online parent
Taking steps and walking is one of the most common physical therapy goals for families I hear. This is not at all surprising! Walking is a big gross motor milestone, and it gives your child greater independence within their environment. As a physical therapist, being able to analyze the phases of gait (as well as
#pediatricphysicaltherapy #pediatricphysicaltherapydocumentation #physicaltherapydocumentation Pediatric Physical Therapy documentation can be difficult for student physical therapists, new grad physical therapists, and physical therapists transitioning to pediatric practice. From the author of The Ultimate Guide to Pediatric Physical Therapy Documentation book (available on amazon) here are six ways to make pediatric physical therapy documenation easier.
What is W-Sitting? W-Sitting is when a child sits with their knees folded over in front of them, placing their feet and ankles on either side of their hips. This position is known as W-sitting because it creates a W shape. It’s pretty common for toddlers to play in the W sitting position. It typically
In this blog, NAPA pediatric physical therapist Larissa is here to share some easy proprioception exercises for toddlers and children. Good proprioception is an important part of everyone’s life whether you are 1 year old or 99 years old. What is Proprioception? Proprioception refers to your body’s ability to sense where your body is in space
I couldn't live without a scooter board at work or home. There are endless uses and developmental benefits for children who engage in scooter board play. These 20 super fun scooter board activities for kids help promote greater focus and self-regulation while also improving gross motor function, core strengthening, and developmental skills! Find the top 20 pediatric occupational therapist recommended scooter activities for kids on the blog.