Category Archives: Pediatrics

Treatments for Rocker-Bottom Foot


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel This clinical question was received from Holly: Is there anything that can be done for a severe rocker bottom foot? Child is 8, spastic diplegia, has heel cord contracture, but has had two heel cord lengthenings. … Continue reading

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AS PEDIATRIC THERAPISTS, HOW ARE WE TREATING CHILDHOOD OBESITY?


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel As a school-based physical therapist, this issue comes up for me every year. Children are referred for physical therapy (and occupational therapy) evaluations because they are obese. Every year, I wrestle with my clinical decision making … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day


The Eighth Annual World Autism Awareness Day isApril 2, 2015.REGISTER TO BE ENTERED TO WIN A FREE TWO DAY COURSE World Autism Awareness Day is one of only three official health related United Nations Days and will bring the world’s … Continue reading

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PT Needing Advice on Autistic Child with Particular Behavioral issue


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel. Jacqueline submitted this clinical question: I am a physical therapist working with an autistic child who continues to throw toys and other items constantly. He will throw items over, under and thru railings, in his sister’s crib … Continue reading

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Concussion and Other Brain Injuries in the Headlines


FROM PT IN MOTION MARCH 23rd 2015 “Concussion, Other Brain Injuries Continue to Grab Attention Whether in academic research journals, political advocacy reports, or the sports page, discussions about concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) weren’t hard to find last week. … Continue reading

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The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding – Dynamic CEU Course for OT’s, SLP’s and Dietician’s


We are thrilled to offer this dynamic pediatric feeding course, presented by Nina Ayd Johanson a highly regarded clinician and renowned teacher. This course teaches a step-by-step approach for helping children learn to explore food, enjoy eating, and participate independently in social … Continue reading

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Asking for Input for Therapies in The School 2015


We are fine tuning our agenda for this year’s Therapies in the School conference inMassachusetts and would value your input. Based on feedback from last year’s conference we are excited to announce that we will have sessions on current best strategies … Continue reading

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“Get Ready to Learn” with Anne Buckley-Reen Recently Featured on ABC News


We are thrilled to share this piece that recently aired on ABC news. Anne Buckley-Reens program “Get Ready to Learn: Yoga therapy in the Classroom” is successfully being implemented into schools in the US  and the UK, with great results.  Don’t … Continue reading

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Any Ideas on How to Improve Gait and Balance in an 11 Year Old with Dystonia?


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel. Marcia submitted this clinical question: Any ideas on how to improve gait and balance in an 11 year old with dystonia? Backwards gait is OK but forward stepping is very ataxic and asymmetry increases with increased speed. Nothing … Continue reading

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NEW: Making and Showing Measurable Change in Neuro-Pediatrics


As pediatric therapists we are challenged to use Evidence Based Practice.  In this new exciting interactive course, learn to demonstrate measurable change in your children at all levels of impairment.   Research shows that the Goal Attainment Scale captures 20% … Continue reading

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