Entries by Andrea Ragsdale PT, DPT

When Will My Child Start Walking? 5 Signs That Your Child Will Be Walking Soon

All children develop and grow and their own rates. Current research gives a range where typically developing children achieve their gross motor milestones. But when the baby books and Pediatricians tell you that your baby will probably be walking independently somewhere between 10-15 months, with some children even walking at 18 months and still falling […]

Help! My Child Won’t Exercise

 As a pediatric physical therapist, I often prescribe home exercises for my patients. When parents follow through with these exercises on a regular basis, the potential benefits exponentially increase. The problem arises when a child begins to view these exercises as a chore and parents receive push-back. Here are a couple of tricks I’ve learned […]

Steps to Prevent Injury in Youth Sports

Winter is upon us and with it comes a new sports season. As your children prepare for the start of a new season, help ensure  them a season without injury. According to Campbell 2006, “Children need proper physiologic conditioning, strength and flexibility to participate safely in an organized or recreational athletic endeavor” (p 519)[1]. So […]