Blog Category: Kids


When Should my Toddler Begin Wearing Shoes?

This topic has been debated by health care professionals for years.  Still to this day there is not a uniform answer provided among various healthcare grou...
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Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Disorders

Feeding your baby is one of the most important aspects of child care.  When it does not work as you expect or is a stressful event, it can be of great conc...
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What is Crossing Midline?

If you draw a line straight down the middle of your body from your head to your toes that is your midline Midline divides our body into LEFT and RIGHT halv...
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When is your baby ready to use a spoon?

Transition Feeding Introduction of a spoon and cup drinking are big steps for a baby. Giving your baby his or her first taste of semi-solid baby food is a major...
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Sippy Cups and Their Effect of Speech Development

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIPPY CUP Is your child ready for a sippy cup? As parents, we all look forward to this milestone for our children, but did you know that pick...
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National Play Catch Week

Playing catch is a great way for children to learn social skills, reciprocal play (taking turns), hand-eye coordination, and depth perception. It also works to ...
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Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex: Could it be making your child's school work harder?

Reflexes are involuntary movements or actions. Babies are born with several primitive reflexes to assist with birthing and development, and they integrate or di...
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What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a neurological speech sound disorder seen in ages 3-21 in which the consistency of move...
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February Spotlight: Intensive Therapy Sessions

First of all, we want to say we hope you all had a blessed holiday season and to wish you all a very Happy New Year from MMPT! 2014 has definitely started out w...
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Girls Only Movie Night: Tangled

Two weeks after our boys only party, we braced ourselves for the implosion of girly-ness that was to be our Girls Only Movie Night! We were full to the brim wit...
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When Should my Toddler Begin Wearing Shoes?

This topic has been debated by health care professionals for years.  Still to this day there is not a uniform answer provided among various healthcare grou...
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Poor Posture & Neck Pain

Many people have complaints of neck pain that can stem from a postural component.  When you are looking at someone from the side, a “normal” posture is...
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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the involuntary loss (leakage) of urine. Today, there is a widespread misperception that urinary incontinence is a normal part of a...
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Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Disorders

Feeding your baby is one of the most important aspects of child care.  When it does not work as you expect or is a stressful event, it can be of great conc...
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Patellofemoral Pain: Treating Painful Kneecaps

Patellofemoral pain is a type of knee pain that effects 25% of the general population every year. Patellofemoral pain is often known as “kneecap pain” or ...
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What is Crossing Midline?

If you draw a line straight down the middle of your body from your head to your toes that is your midline Midline divides our body into LEFT and RIGHT halv...
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What Can Be Done About Neck Pain?

Neck pain is a common complaint in the United States affecting millions of people per year.  Neck pain causes are varied but can include: Weakness in shoul...
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When is your baby ready to use a spoon?

Transition Feeding Introduction of a spoon and cup drinking are big steps for a baby. Giving your baby his or her first taste of semi-solid baby food is a major...
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What is Dysphagia?

At Melanie Massey Physical Therapy, our Speech-Language Pathologists work with individuals experiencing swallowing disorders to increase swallowing safety and p...
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Sippy Cups and Their Effect of Speech Development

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIPPY CUP Is your child ready for a sippy cup? As parents, we all look forward to this milestone for our children, but did you know that pick...
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