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National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month

It’s National Physical Therapy Month here in the US, if you have ANY questions, call us, we’re here for you!!

If you’re already active on this website, you’re looking for answers to a quandary that you’re having with positioning, mobility or function.

As a physiotherapist, I know that proper positioning and posture can improve function or, discourage movement.

If your child had a complicated birth, has been diagnosed with a condition that may be associated with developmental delays or if your child was born early they may be at risk.

Early intervention can provide parents with information about their child that can help maximize their child’s ability to learn through play, regardless of their starting point and negligent of their upper limits.

Purposeful play is essential during the first three years of life.

From the moment a child enters this world there is so much to learn. As a new born, they learn to use their eyes to look around, and they look, eat, and sleep.

Then, they learn how to grasp with their hands and incorporate their mouths to explore the toys that’s in their hands.

As they hear sounds from those around them, there is cooing, gurgling, squealing and eventually, early imitation of consonant sounds.

Then, as their legs begin to push and pull, the ultimate culmination of head, neck, trunk, shoulder and hip control is crawling or creeping.

All that I have described occur usually within the first several months of life.

If there is an interruption or a delay in this sequence due to illness or injury, then early intervention may be merited.

If you’re at all concerned about movement, hearing, vision or communication, don’t wait.

There are so many things that can be done along the way to support your child’s development. There are some very low tech, DIY (Do It Yourself) solutions and some very high tech devices.

October is National Physical Therapy month. I urge you to reach out to a professional, we’re here for you!!

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Sharon Galitzer (Physical Therapist)

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