Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

Written By: Kristine Farley, OTR/L What is PCIMT?  Progressive Pediatric Therapy is offering pediatric constraint-induced movement therapy (PCIMT). PCIMT is a program to improve strength and mobility in the affected arm of children with hemiplegia (weakness on one...
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...