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The Teal Pumpkin Project

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, October 12, 2017

One of my favorite holidays is coming up: Halloween!  Not only are there SO many great sensory experiences to discover this time of year (from carving pumpkins to playing with goops and slimes), but it also means trick-or-treating!   Read More


National PT Month

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, October 06, 2017

Every year since 1992, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has used this month as a way to help raise awareness and educate the public on various topics. This year the APTA has chosen to educate the public on the use of physical therapy as a safe way to manage pain. Physical therapists treat pain through movement, helping patients improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical therapists also can educate their patients about pain, which has been known to improve outcomes. Read More


Down Syndrome Awareness

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, October 05, 2017

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness.  During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments.  It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities! Read More


Fall Activities

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fall is here, and there are plenty of fun ways to incorporate seasonal crafts and activities into your life, which can focus on improving fine motor and visual motor integration skills, as well as to tap into the sensory system!  Here are a few of my favorite fall (and Halloween) crafts. Read More


Backpack Awareness Day

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Backpacks are worn to school every day by millions of kids around the world, but have you ever thought about the serious health effects that backpacks can cause children? The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has stated a backpack awareness day to help raise awareness about how to properly wear a backpack and how heavy it should be. According to the AOTA, in 2007 over 2,000 backpack related injuries were treated in emergency rooms and physician offices. In one study with American students ages 11 to 15 years, 64% reported back pain related to heavy backpacks. Twenty one percent reported the pain lasting more than 6 months.  Read More


Fruits & Veggies More Matters

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, September 07, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More


Childhood Obesity

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, September 07, 2017

Childhood obesity is a major public health problem. According to the CDC, 1 in 6 children (17%) in the United States suffers from obesity. Children with obesity are at higher risk for having other chronic health conditions and diseases, such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, and type 2 diabetes. They also have more risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and high cholesterol than their normal weight peers. Children with obesity are more likely to have obesity as adults. This can lead to lifelong physical and mental health problems. Read More


National Yoga Month

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 31, 2017

This month we want to raise awareness about childhood cancer. Cancer in children occur when formerly-healthy cells mutate, and replicate much more than they should. When that happens, they can also destroy nearby healthy cells and invade different parts of the body. Most children’s cancers are caused by random genetic mutations.  Read More


Autism Giving Tree

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Autism Giving Tree is a local organization that is dedicated to educating professionals, families, and community members on autism. Their goal is to make the Lowcountry as autism friendly and inclusive as possible. The Autism Giving Tree Association works on expanding access to quality educational, recreational, and therapeutic opportunities for individuals with ASD, family members and care takers of individuals with ASD, and professionals working with individuals with ASD. Their company offers a wide range of fundraising events to help provide these services. I have listed the details of their next event below: Read More



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