Infant Massage

 

Infant Massage

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Massage for your infant can be helpful when she or he is diagnosed with torticollis.
Just like anything else with your baby, check with your pediatrician first. Besides the skin-to-skin contact stimulating can be good for muscles.

At Physical Therapy 4 Kids, we have been successful treating torticollis in infants for many years. Please contact us if you have any concerns about your baby.

Physical Therapy 4 Kids
White Plains, New York
914-421-9392
Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT, C/NDT

 

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First with Kids: Toe walking is common in children

First with Kids: Toe walking is common in children
First with Kids: Toe walking is common in children

Toe Walking

Dr. Lewis First, Chief of Pediatrics at Vermont discusses “Toe Walking which is when a child walks on the balls of their feet without their heels touching the ground.”

 

If you have a concern about your child, call us. We can help. This is what we do!
Physical Therapy 4 Kids
White Plains, New York
914-421-9392

 

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New Playground, just what the PC Ordered

New Playground that Helps Autistic Kids with Sensory Play

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As some schools are cutting the amount of recess time, other schools are adding equipment to help children with their gross motor skills and coordination.

This Australian school is changing recess.

“It meets their sensory needs and creates body awareness, helps with coordination, gross motor skills and also encourages communication development.

“It’s an outlet for them and they’re more settled when they come back inside.

“The kids love it.”

Physical Therapy 4 Kids, we can help your children with physical movement. Contact us to find out how we can help your child.

Physical Therapy 4 Kids
914-421-9392
White Plains, NY

 

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Meet Korbin Jackson

Anything is Possible with Hard Work, Patience and Perseverance.

An important lesson from a 3 year old boy.

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Meet Korbin Jackson

A 3 year old Alabama boy overcame severe scoliosis and infant torticollis in his neck with 2 years of infant physical therapy to become a ‘Trick Shot Titan’. Using a ping pong ball, he gets the ball into the cup every time!

Korbin is a huge fan of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and loves the Harlem Globetrotters. His mom puts videos of him on YouTube  where he has 1204 subscribers. This happy boy is all over social media with the help of his parents.

Success stories like this are great to see. This kid makes us feel like anything is possible.

For those of you in the White Plains, NY area, Physical Therapy 4 Kids can help you and your baby if you have any concerns about his or her physical movements.  Contact us for more information.

 

Physical Therapy 4 Kids
White Plains, New York
914-421-9392
Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT, C/NDT

 

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Tummy Time!

Tummy Time is important for your baby.

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Tummy Time!

Here are some suggestions from DINOSAUR PHYSICAL THERAPY for toys to help with tummy time exercise.

TUMMY TIME MATS

TUMMY TIME MIRRORS

TUMMY TIME TOYS
Torticollis is a treatable condition found in babies. Physical Therapy 4 Kids in White Plains, NY, successfully treats many babies with torticollis.

WebMD: Torticollis is a problem involving the muscles of the neck that causes the head to tilt down. The term comes from two Latin words: tortus, which means twisted, and collum, which means neck. Sometimes it’s called “wryneck.”

WebMD says, “Give her plenty of time on your tummy. Holding your baby this way will strengthen back and neck muscles and keep the back of her head from flattening. Ideally, she should have 15 minutes of tummy time 4 times a day. You can support her on your chest, across your lap, or on a pillow if that makes it easier.
Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT, C/NDT of physicaltherapy4kids.com stresses the importance of Tummy Time for your infant. If you have any concerns about your child, contact Wendy to find out how she can help.

 

Physical Therapy 4 Kids
White Plains, New York
914-421-9392
Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT, C/NDT

 

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NYC Ballet Programs for Children

NYC Ballet Opens its Heart to Children with Physical Challenges

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This is a heartwarming story about the NYC Ballet and children with physical challenges.

Watch this short video about this story.

Sometimes all you have to do is just ask.  One mom, all she did was ask and then 19 children with disabilities got to dance at Lincoln Center with the  NYC Ballet! It turned out to be a wonderful experience for the teachers and the students!

 

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A Mom’s Review

A Mom’s Review

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When you have a passion for what you do, it’s always a wonderful feeling to know you made a difference in the life of a child. Please read what a parent recently wrote about us:

“My son had some flattening on his head as he preferred to lay on one side. We went to a consultation with Wendy in which she diagnosed him with torticollis. We were alarmed. But she immediately put us at ease. She has a nurturing personality and that immediately came through. She first assured us that it was not anyone’s fault and that he can and will overcome torticollis. We left the consult with a wealth of knowledge on the condition, and armed with exercise tools and technique to use at home. Most of all, we had a sense of comfort that our baby would be in capable, highly skilled and experienced hands. I was impressed at all the information she gave us right away and all the tips and tricks she told us to implement right away. No need to wait around for other sessions to get started. She wanted our baby to get better right away. No gimmicks.

A few days later I called Wendy’s office to ask her opinion on a torticollis pillow I’d found online. She answered, jumped on the internet as I’m on the phone with her, read about the pillow and gave me her feedback. I was impressed she took the time to do that without me having to call back or go through a member of her staff first.

Wendy referred us to cranial technologies to address the flatness on his head. We are glad she referred us to such a skilled team. They were friendly, informative and guided us every step of the way through his helmet wearing days.

We saw Wendy for most of our son’s first year and he has flown through his milestones and has full range of motion of his neck and is completely healed of torticollis. It was such a pleasure to watch Wendy do her work which she did with joy and enthusiasm at every single session. She is one of the kindest, most loving person I know. I’m so glad I met her and just want to encourage anyone that needs a pediatric physical therapist to go see Wendy. We knew our baby was getting the highest quality of care in her hands and are confident that we made the best choice in seeing Wendy.”
NR, White Plains, NY

 

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