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Maximizing Vision Following a Concussion or Other Brain Injury

Following a brain injury, it is common to experience visual problems, such as decreased blink reflex (that feeling of “staring to focus,”) and light and/or glare sensitivity. To make matters worse, the computer screens, tablets and phones we use have a blue-violet light, which can cause eyestrain and fatigue.

Should Your Child See a Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician?

When I tell people that I am a pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, they usually ask what I do and how it differs from a regular pediatrician.

Knitting Should Not Be a Pain: Six Steps to Avoid Discomfort While Knitting

There are many benefits to the art of knitting. As knitters count the rows and stitches, other stressors leave their minds. The rhythmic nature of knitting can give one a sense of calmness and consistency.

Maximizing the Benefits of Exercise Balls

There are many benefits to using an exercise ball, also known as a physio or a Swiss ball. A ball can facilitate proper posture and core strength. It also is used to increase mobility, coordination, balance and cardiovascular fitness.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Children

Splashes, giggles and floating noodles - these may not be typical words one associates with a child’s therapy session. However, aquatic therapy utilizes toys, physical activity and warm water to improve function and independence.

5 Helmet Safety Tips to Prevent Head Injury While Participating in Winter Sports

Common winter sports injuries include sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures. However, head injuries are one of the most serious injuries children can sustain while participating in winter sports.

Physical Therapy Helps Relieve Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Although it is the most used joint in the human body, we do not usually give much thought to our temporomandibular joint (TMJ). These flexible joints connect the lower jaw (mandible) to the bone at the side of the head (temporal bone) and move our jaw, helping us to talk, chew and yawn.

5 Simple Tips to Prevent Torticollis

Commonly referred to as “twisted” or “wry neck,” torticollis is a common musculoskeletal problem in children. The condition is caused by tightness in the sternalcleidomastoid muscle, which results in an abnormal tilt of the head and neck.

Websites to Support Learning

In today’s fast-moving world, we are inundated with millions of messages daily. We have a plethora of information, literally at our fingertips. This can make it hard for parents to decipher the best resources to support their child’s learning.

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