Treating Children with Hypotonia with Physical and Occupational Therapy

Treating Children with Hypotonia with Physical and Occupational Therapy Depending on the cause and severity of hypotonia, treatment may vary. However, early and skilled treatment (physical, occupational and speech therapy) will minimize long-term impairments due to hypotonia and provide the best outcomes. When treating hypotonia with physical and occupational therapy, the primary objective is to …

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Idiopathic or Benign Congenital Hypotonia (BCH) in Babies and Children

Idiopathic or Benign Congenital Hypotonia (BCH) in Babies and Children Dr. Erica Martin PT, DPT, PCS What does hypotonia mean? Healthy muscles never fully relax. Muscles have a certain amount of resistance to passive movement and stiffness, which is called your muscle tone. Muscle tone is important for generating our reflexes, maintaining good posture and …

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Sensory Integration Therapy and Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic Listening Written by Jeanette Bond OTR/L       What is sensory integration therapy?    Sensory integration therapy aims to help kids with sensory processing issues by exposing them to sensory stimulation in a structured way.  The aim is to encourage participation, engagement, and elicit an appropriate adaptive response. The sensory systems involved include tactile, visual, auditory, olfactory, vestibular or movement, …

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Container Baby Syndrome

What is Container Baby Syndrome? And why even the best baby equipment on the market today may actually harm your baby!  By Dr. Mirav Newman, PT, DPT    In our previous post we discussed the importance of tummy time and established that you can have fun with your baby on the floor. Now we will …

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Certified Lactation Counselor

We are here to support your journey and lactation needs, in office and at home. Dr. Mirav Newman PT, DPT is now a certified lactation counselor and uses her expertise as a pediatric physical therapist to support both mom and baby. Specializing in special needs support of baby and mom and available to help optimize …

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