Blog Category: Speech Therapy


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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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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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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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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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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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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