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For the love of baseball with Andrew the PT~

For the love of baseball with Andrew the PT~

What I wish someone would have told me before I coached baseball... Dr. Andrew, Physical Therapist, here, and I love baseball!  I played baseball at Lewis and Clark College here in Portland, and I continue to enjoy playing softball. I grew up in Corvallis and coached...

Spinning Toys: Fun and Functional

Spinning Toys: Fun and Functional

Spinning Toys: Fun and Functional By Katie Briggs, MSPT, CIMT2, CPMT Kid-Approved (A Treatment Room Favorite) If you’ve been in my treatment room, you’ve likely seen them: Spinning Toys. From three months to three years, spinning toys, particularly those with suction...

What is Pelvic Floor and who needs it?

What is Pelvic Floor and who needs it?

What is Pelvic Floor PT and who needs it? The pelvic floor is a group of bowl-like muscles that exist between the tailbone and the pubic bone and provide support for your organs, help to maintain continence and improve posture and strength. Pelvic floor physical...

Kid Question of the Month ~ Patella Instability

Kid Question of the Month ~ Patella Instability

"What happens when a kneecap gets out of place?" From client known as 'BC' who is 10-years-old and plays basketball and soccer player The knee joint consists of three bones, the femur, the tibia, and the patella (peh-TELL-uh), which you know as the “kneecap”.  The...

Why Easter Egg Hunts Are Awesome!

Why Easter Egg Hunts Are Awesome!

Why Easter Egg Hunts Are Awesome! (From a Developmental Specialist’s Perspective)By Katie Briggs, MSPT, CIMT, CKTP  Yes, an egg hunt is fun and provides the perfect excuse for super-cute photos, but if you ask me - and yes, I’m a little biased - there are so many...

We Love Baby Feet!

We Love Baby Feet!

Aren’t they just so cute and squishy? And guess what? Babies love their feet too! Why does that make this physical therapist’s heart so happy? Because we can use that love to our advantage. When babies play with their feet, the benefits are amazing! They learn that...

Heart Health in February

Heart Health in February

It is February and time to celebrate our kids’ HEARTS! Heart health can start at an early age, getting your child or teen moving can decrease their chances of heart disease in the future. The benefits of exercising: Maintains or lowers blood pressure or heart rate....

Running Again

Running Again

Flying across soccer practice fields in the northwest corner of Berkeley, Andrés Jankowski darts among his teammates as precisely as a hummingbird. He tickles the soccer ball with his feet like a magician doing sleight of hand....

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