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Physical Therapy To Help Babies Crawl
See below: The pt will allow stretching and strengthening of the neck muscles. ...Read more
Try it: Calming children is challenging for everyone. The most common reason is too much sugar causing this. Changing to a low glycemic diet, stopping the juices and high sugar snacks are helpful turning the lights down at night, no tv which can stimulate him as well as aromatherapy in the bath and room, calming music is worth a try. ...Read more
Less stress on joint: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be helpful with weakness and arthritis. The temperature of the water can help with pain relief. The water also provides a buoyant environment to allow for less strength and stress to move muscles. This can be helpful to allow for weak muscles to move easier in water than on land. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Massage Therapy: If you are looking for a massage therapist you can go to the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals website search engine. www.abmp.com If you need physical therapy that is a different matter. Be sure to see one. Your doctor can coordinate all of this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Multi-dimensional Rx: Autism manifests in various forms, probably has various causes, & is extremely complex to treat. Behavioral & social interventions are important, & increasingly psychoactive medications play an important role. These meds need be carefully selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing such features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. See a true expert& get the right rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It really depends on the disability. The term occupational therapy is really inaccurate. In most cases it has nothing to do with an occupation. Ots are trained to help people with disabilities learn compensatory strategies to maximize their function. They also tend to focus on problems related to use of the upper extremities in particular. Ots work with kids all the time and are extremely helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety: It depends on the patient's level of motivation, as well as the match between therapist and patient. Also it depends on whether or not medication is needed, as it takes a certain amount of time to find the right medication in the right dosage to most optimally assist the patient. ...Read more
Received chiropratic adjustment for behavior which improved at young age. Could adjustments help with her ability to learn and function?
Yes: In the second half of pregnacy some babies increase activity. Classic studies showed the fetus perceives vibroacoustic "sound" around 24wk. (seasoned nurses knew that for decades from accidentally making noises and watching fetal heart rate go up.) spending money on special music or sounds is not justified at this time. But having agreeable family members and mom "talk" to baby can be meaningful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If independent elder continues to get up without aides, should we help her strengthen muscles to stand safely using walker? She does not request help.
Yes: Most geriatric experts recommend strengthening, balance, weight bearing exercises for elders to maintain and improve physical and cognitive health. Look into a nearby senior center or y with exercise classes geared to elders (good social outlets). Many organizations (aarp) have published exercise handouts and there are gentle exercise program on tv. Be sure to ask her doctor before she starts. ...Read more
I need help finding a medical doctor not a chiropractor, to help us brace and do physical therapy with our daughter vs jumping to surgery forscoliosis?
A physical therapist: A physical therapist serves a crucial function by educating the patient along with the prescribing physician on how best to monitor for tolerance and fit of the prosthesis, assess any joint or functional limitations that may require additional therapy and most importantly will provide for mobility and gait training as you acclimate to prosthetic use. Equipment needs will also be assessed. ...Read more
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