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Container Baby Syndrome

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, October 20, 2017

Container baby syndrome is a collection of movement, behavior, and other problems caused by a baby or infant spending too much time in a container, any commonly-used piece of baby equipment that resembles a container. A “container baby” is a newborn baby or young infant who is placed in a container for an excessive amount of time in a given day. Containers include car seats, strollers, bumbo seats, bouncy swings, rockers, bouncer seats, nursing cushions, and vibrating chairs. Read More

Feeding Therapy

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, October 20, 2017

If you've ever watch a feeding therapy session at Lowcountry Therapy Center, you might have observed a child poking, smelling, licking, kissing, and smooshing foods before eating them.  While it may look like play, it's learning - and it's an important part of eating. Read More

Older Kids Gross Motor Milestones

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, October 13, 2017

Kids learn and develop new gross motor skills every year. For babies these include rolling, crawling, sitting, and walking. As a parent, these are all skills you are made aware of during child classes and reading baby books. What most parents don’t know are the skills children need to develop as they grow and when they should develop them by. Below is a list of common gross motor skills and the ages at which a child should be able to complete them.  Read More

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

Hazel Digital Media Admin - 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

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