Repositioning Techniques and Devices for Torticollis

Repositioning Techniques and Devices for Torticollis

Written By: Kallie Atti, PT, DPT What is repositioning? Repositioning is a tool we use as early intervention for children with torticollis. There are many different ways to reposition varying from how you hold your baby to how you change your baby’s diaper. For...
Progressive now offers Serial Bracing!

Progressive now offers Serial Bracing!

Written By: Mary Pengelley, PT, DPT What is Serial Bracing? Serial bracing is a therapeutic intervention used to decrease muscle tightness, change habitual patterns of movement in a single joint, or improve range of motion.  It can be used for tight heel-cords...
All About Toe Walking!

All About Toe Walking!

Written By: Kaleigh Smyrk, PT, DPT Children typically begin to walk around 12 months of age, and when they start, it is so exciting to see! You may notice that your child starts to walk with a wide base of support, some waddling, and little to no arm swing. Initially,...
Using the Galileo Vibration Platform in Occupational Therapy Treatment.

Using the Galileo Vibration Platform in Occupational Therapy Treatment.

Written By: Grace Chang, OTD, OTR/L Occupational therapists at Progressive Pediatric Therapy often use the Galileo whole body vibration platform to augment their therapy by providing low impact, smooth but powerful vibration input to a child’s body. The input of the...
Spinal Muscular Atrophy: What is it & How Physical & Occupational Therapy help!

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: What is it & How Physical & Occupational Therapy help!

Written by Namyata Patel, PT, with contributions by Mary Pengelley, DPT, PT. What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA? The name, spinal muscular atrophy itself explains that it is a disease related to the spinal cord and muscle. The nerve cells that come from the...