SPRING TIME ACTIVITIES

SPRING TIME ACTIVITIES   Now that the warm weather is finally here it is time for some outside activities!!  As you know, outdoor activities are a great way for children to stay fit as well as release some excess energy.  Here are some gross motor activities that promote strength, motor planning, balance, reaction time and … [Read more…]

WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?

WHAT DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SHOULD MY CHILD BE DOING BY 24 MONTHS?   GROSS MOTOR SKILLS *    Stoops to retrieve toy and returns to stand *    Kicks ball *    Jumps down off low surface, jumps forward *    Goes up stairs without a rail placing both feet on each step FINE MOTOR SKILLS *    Imitates horizontal and vertical strokes *    Can match 3 … [Read more…]

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ORTHOTICS

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ORTHOTICS   Physical therapists play a critical role in identifying the need for orthotics.  The decision to use orthotics is based on the assessment of range of motion, foot alignment, voluntary control of movement, muscle tone, and functional level of the child.  The foot provides stability and mobility; therefore, an orthosis will … [Read more…]