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The Benefits of Mindful Movement for K-5 Students

Amy M. Starkey, COTA/L, CTP-E, CYMHS

June 15, 2024

What is mindful movement and what are its therapeutic benefits in educational settings, particularly in managing stress, improving self-regulation, and aiding sensory processing disorders?   Read More

Cognitive Benefits of Play

Tere Bowen-Irish, OTR/L

April 1, 2024

What are the cognitive benefits of play?   Read More

Sensory/Stress Response in Dysregulated Students K-5

Amy M. Starkey, COTA/L, CTP-E, CYMHS

January 15, 2024

How do sensory and stress responses manifest in dysregulated students, and what are the distinguishing characteristics of "sensory seekers" and "sensory avoidants"?   Read More

Fostering Self-Regulation in 3-5 Year Olds

Tere Bowen-Irish, OTR/L

November 15, 2023

How do we set up relationships, environments, and situations to aid in self-regulation skills?   Read More

Uses of Pediatric Specialty Beds

Lindsey Veety, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS

November 1, 2023

What are the reasons why a pediatric specialty bed is needed?   Read More

Neurodivergent (ND) Affirming Approach

Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

October 15, 2023

What is neurodivergent (ND) affirming approach?   Read More


Difference Between Pediatric and Adult Seating

Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

September 1, 2023

What is the difference between pediatric and adult seating?   Read More


Alternative Positions Outside of the Wheelchair for Children

Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

April 15, 2023

What are the importance, goals, and disadvantages of alternative positions for pediatric wheelchair users?   Read More


Genetic Heterotopic Ossification Clinical Presentation

Rina Pandya, PT, DPT, PGCert LTHE, AFHEA

January 15, 2023

What are the genetic causes of heterotopic ossification and the related clinical presentation?   Read More



Lori Garone, PT, MA, HPCS

August 25, 2020

What is hippotherapy? What are the benefits of using equine movement in your physical therapy treatment and which diagnoses would benefit from it?   Read More


Clinical Impact of Cranial Deformities

Michele Hyams, PT, DPT, CNT, DCS, CIMI

May 22, 2019

What is the clinical impact you see of cranial deformities?   Read More

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD, CNT

September 25, 2018

What are the risk factors and the etiology of developmental dysplasia of the hip?   Read More

On-field Examination for Concussion

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

February 28, 2018

What is included in an on-field examination for a concussion?   Read More


Infant Massage Contraindications

Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500

August 14, 2017

What are the contraindications for infant massage?   Read More

ADHD and Child's Social Life

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

April 30, 2017

How can ADHD affect a child's social life?   Read More

ADHD and Allergies

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

February 22, 2017

Do people with ADHD have a higher incidence of food and/or environmental allergies?   Read More

Overtraining and Burnout Symptoms

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

January 11, 2017

What are the key symptoms of overtraining and burnout?   Read More


Recommendations to Prevent Overuse Injuries to the Shoulder or Elbow for Pitchers

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

January 4, 2017

What are some recommendations to help pitchers prevent overuse injuries to the shoulder or elbow?   Read More


Diaper Changing and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Infant

Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD, CNT

February 24, 2016

We need to educate parents and caregivers on the safest handling techniques for those with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. What do you recommend for diaper changing?   Read More

Power Seat Lift-Advantages and Disadvantages

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 13, 2015

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a power seat lift?   Read More


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