Blog Category: Staff


MMPT Girls Get Crafty!

Happy birthday to Patchez, Hannah, Beverly, Michelle, Donna, and Danielle! Birthdays are usually a pretty big deal here, and for these lovely ladies it was cert...
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12 Days of Christmas Kindness Begins!

At MMPT, we've been really working on living out our values through service to others, generosity, and passion. We chose this Christmas project to hang in our w...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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