Blog Category: Physical Therapy


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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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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Physical Therapy & Jaw Pain

 Did you know physical therapy can help jaw pain? Yes, the jaw is a joint, and just like knees, shoulders and hips this joint can be dysfunctional. Physica...
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Improve Overhead Mobility

Back pain? Shoulder pain? Maybe your overhead mobility is to blame. Check out this quick test to see if your shoulder can move overhead like it should. If not, ...
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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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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 ...
Read More...

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...
Read More...

The Importance of Nutrition Pre & Post-Op

Imagine you are preparing for a marathon. You can not start training the day of, right? You have to start training months in advance to maximize your performanc...
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Let's Talk About Aphasia

What is Aphasia? Aphasia is a language disorder that is caused by impairment to specific areas in the brain that control a person’s ability to understand and/...
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Choosing the Proper Running Shoe

Do Your Research Everybody has a different foot and different lower body structure.  It is important to research and find the right shoe and brand that is righ...
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Tips for Healthy Running

Use a "Sprinting Form" Use a “Sprinting Form,” aka Midfoot Strike, no matter your speed. Even at a jogging pace, you should always run with sprinting form.&...
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