Summer Shoes for Thought: Tips on Providing the Best Support for Your Child’s Feet in the Summer

Summer Shoes for Thought: Tips on Providing the Best Support for Your Child’s Feet in the Summer

We know there is so much to do to prepare your family for summer: clothes shopping, dusting off the summer toys and getting your grill ready. We’re here to help you take the guesswork out of at least one part of it: your child’s sandals! Just like with sneakers, the structure, material, quality, support and…

Waiting to Walk: Why It’s Ok If Your Child Isn’t Walking By Their First Birthday

Waiting to Walk: Why It’s Ok If Your Child Isn’t Walking By Their First Birthday

By Hayley Apiscopa, DPT When Will My Baby Start Walking? Healthy babies often reach developmental milestones like getting their first tooth and crawling at different rates – learning to walk is no different. Many parents that come to my clinic often express concern if their child has not hit this key developmental milestone by 12 months…

W-Sitting – Fixing it Now Will Prevent Future Problems With Walk, Strength and Balance

W-Sitting – Fixing it Now Will Prevent Future Problems With Walk, Strength and Balance

W-sitting: Fixing It Now Will Prevent Future Problems with Walk, Strength and Balance One of the most common symptoms of Hypermobility is W sitting. Why do some children prefer a W-position for sitting on the floor? Some kids gravitate towards w-sitting because they have not developed good trunk and hip control. It’s difficult for them…

Back to School-Whatever That Looks Like For You -Recommendations for Kids’ Shoes

Back to School-Whatever That Looks Like For You -Recommendations for Kids’ Shoes

Back to School Recommendations for Kids’ Shoes We don’t know exactly what back to school will look like this year for children. Whatever it is, they are going to need new sneakers. We’ve put together some helpful tips for you. For babies and toddlers, shoes or no-skid socks so they can use their toes when…

Fun Balance Activities For Preschoolers

Fun Balance Activities For Preschoolers

Fun Ways To Work on a Preschooler’s Balance While At Home  Balance is one of the basic fundamental aspects in a preschooler’s development. It helps them to develop their reactive skills and control for all activities during play. Working on a preschoolers balance will help them to achieve milestones such as jumping, hopping and galloping. …

Encouraging Proper Posture During Distance Learning  & Build Your Own Tablet Stand!

Encouraging Proper Posture During Distance Learning  & Build Your Own Tablet Stand!

During this time of distance learning, I wanted to give parents some tips on how to show your children proper posture while spending this extra time in front of the computer screen or tablet. As children become comfortable, it can become very easy for them to develop a slumped posture, lay down or sit on…