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Toe Walking
Does your child tend to prefer walking on their tip toes? Toe walking is a specific gait pattern in which a child walks on the balls of their feet with no heel contact. Toe walking can be normal in children who are first learning to walk but after the age of 2, a typically developing...
What is Torticollis?
Torticollis is a condition characterized by abnormal positioning of the head and neck and is most commonly seen in infants.What is Torticollis? Torticollis can be caused by positioning when sleeping, and can be congenital or acquired from soft tissue abnormalities. Torticollis often leads to a tightening of one side of the neck causing a preference...
Backpack Safety
The back to school season is upon us! For most students that means lugging around a backpack. Backpacks can be great tools for carrying books and supplies but can cause soreness or injuries if used improperly. Here are some key components of proper backpack use: 1. Proper Fit Backpacks should be no wider than the...
Physical Therapist, Courtney Hanks
Introducing our new therapist, Courtney Hanks!
Introducing our new therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Courtney Hanks! Courtney received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from George Fox University. During her time there, Courtney was able to travel to Uganda on a medical service trip where she was able to work with children with disabilities. This is where she truly fell in love...