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...
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...
School Age to Teens Toy Recommendations

School Age to Teens Toy Recommendations

Compiled and written by Brittni Barnes, OTR/L & Teresa Hans, OTR/L Ever wanted to know what toys therapists LOVE for different developmental stages? Progressive Pediatric Therapy staff have compiled a list for the different ages and stages to foster development!...