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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.

Adult Coloring Books: The New Phenomenon

Browse any bookstore or online shopping site, and you will see a plethora of adult coloring books. This new phenomenon has become popular for many reasons. With endless choices of designs, patterns and themes, adult coloring books appeals to every taste. A package of beautifully-colored pencils brings us back to our experience of opening that new box of crayons when we were young.

Safe Sleep Tips for Infants

New parents are often bombarded with advice from family and friends suggesting how to care for their first baby. It may be overwhelming to sort through the advice, especially when it conflicts with information provided by nurses and physicians.

What’s Wrong with My Thumb?

There are eight muscles and four tendons that pull and move our thumbs in different directions, helping us with tasks throughout the day. These tendons are subject to many stresses and inflammation, collectively known as tendonitis.


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