Blog Category: Kids


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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Boys Only Movie Night: Monsters, Inc.

This year for our annual Boys Only Movie Night we threw a Monster Party! Before settling down to watch Monsters, Inc., we had tons of fun activities for our lit...
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Splish Splashin' Good Times! MMPT Ruston Water Day

Last week we had our annual Water Day in Ruston. Over the years it’s become a summer tradition. We set up a waterslide and we always have a cool treat. This y...
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Camp MMPT 2013

In the past, we have had several different summer camps, each with a different focus such as handwriting, friend building, sensory integration, etc. This year, ...
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Patient Spotlight: Tiser Lusk

Tiser Lusk has been a patient at MMPT Shreveport since April 2012. He has a condition called kernicterus, which is a brain injury caused by excessive jaundice a...
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Patient Spotlight: Hannah Cook

Guest blogger alert! Ashley, speech therapist in our West Monroe clinic, wrote and submitted this special success story. Meet my friend, Hannah. She just celebr...
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Superheros vs. Nerds: MMPT Halloween Costumes Rocked!

One of the best things about working for this company is that we are totally encouraged to go all out with fantastic Halloween costumes! In the West Monroe clin...
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Something Wicked This Way Comes!

Spiderwebs and goodie bags, this is how MMPT prepares for Halloween. Everyone knows we love holidays around here, and Halloween is one of our absolute faves! We...
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Pajama Day

Sometimes you just gotta be comfy! In preparation for the Girls Only Pajama Party (separate post coming soon!) we invited all of MMPT's staff and patients to co...
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6 Simple Steps to Improve Your Health & Wellness

Our lifestyle choices play a key role in keeping us from getting hurt or sick. Limited sleep, inactivity, and poor nutrition can increase the risk of injury and...
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Speech Development & Play

Something I often hear as a speech-language pathologist: “All you do is play!”  Think about this… How do children learn? Are they given textbooks for...
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Poor Posture and Tension Headaches

Most people with complaints of headaches will have a postural or musculoskeletal component causing the pain. Approximately 80% of people with headaches have dif...
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Fueling Your Body for Optimal Performance

From rehab clients to weekend warriors, performance is directly tied to nutrition.  If you want to train at the peak of your ability and recover quickly, y...
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Kegels. Is that all there is?

Often we hear, “My doctor recommended kegels for my symptoms. Is that all there is?” The answer is no. Kegels are not enough for a healthy, happy pelvic flo...
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Tummy Time

Around the early to mid 90’s, back sleeping was identified by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a way to lower a baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndro...
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How to Safely Increase Your Mileage with Running

Do you want to start a running program? Are you already a runner and want to increase your miles? Are you recovering from an injury and trying to return to runn...
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Understanding Constipation

Research suggests that over 4 million people in the United States have frequent constipation. It is three times more common in women than men and it has a marke...
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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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