The stability ball is a simple and easy piece of equipment to work into everyday exercise for your child, ranging from infant to teenager. Stability balls can be bought at most sports stores, cost only about 20 dollars, and last for years. Below are some fun activities to follow along with your kiddos to see […]
About Bridget Hobbs
Bridget Hobbs, PT,DPT, is a licensed physical therapist with a passion for working with kids with special needs. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University and then continued at Marquette to receive her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. Bridget started her physical therapy career working with adults who had orthopedic, cardiac and neurological injuries. In 2009, she began working for North Shore Pediatric Therapy to pursue working in the outpatient pediatric setting and has found her home in this setting.
Areas of interest for Bridget include treating children with torticollis, orthopedic injuries, autism, gross motor delays and neuro-muscular disorders. Bridget has advanced training in neurodevelopmental therapy, aquatic therapy, treatment of torticollis and working with premature infants. She looks forward to using her experience and passion for kids to translate to great therapy with your child.
Entries by Bridget Hobbs
You may be asking yourself the question “why does my kid sit like that?” frequently enough to drive yourself crazy. As kids are growing, they are experimenting with their posture muscles, may be having growing pains, or are just sometimes tired after a long day. As adults may want to put their feet up on […]
Most children learn to walk with their feet pointing straight ahead, however, when they walk with their feet pointed inward, this is called in-toeing, or pigeon-toed. According to Columbia Orthopedics, 2 out of every 1,000 children will in-toe. In-toeing affects boys and girls equally, and is often noted to both legs. There are 3 main […]
Recent statistics show that 1 in 10 babies have plagiocephaly, or flatness to one side of their head. Since 1992 when the American Academy of Pediatrics launched the “back to sleep” campaign, cases of SIDS have dramatically decreased. However, cases of plagiocephaly, or flat head, have increased. With babies spending so much of their day […]
The first year of a child’s life is full of learning and excitement. Every month brings new milestones, both for fine motor, gross motor and speech production. Knowing what is expected in each month can help you prepare as a parent, and even help you facilitate your babies’ milestones. Below is a list of gross […]
A TOT collar is a device used to correct torticollis, often in addition to physical therapy. Next, you may be asking “what is torticollis?” Torticollis, often referred to “wryneck” is a tightening or shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the neck. Infants with torticollis will likely present with a head tilt to one side, and […]
Children generally learn to walk on their own; however, some children need a little bit of assistance in order to take those first few steps. Below are some ideas on how to help encourage your little one to take those first few steps. Tips To Encourage Your Toddler To Walk Make sure that your child has […]
Aquatic therapy is a wonderful activity for children and adults of all ages. If your child likes the bath and is motivated by water, aquatic therapy is great way to build their skills and confidence. Below are 6 ways that aquatic therapy can help your child reach their full potential: 1. Gains in range of […]
School is just around the corner and back-to-school shopping is in full swing! One of the most important items to buy your child is a well-fitted backpack that will ensure proper posture and comfort. Backpacks that are too heavy, too low-fitting or worn just over one shoulder can hinder a child’s spinal alignment and cause […]
“Container Baby” is a relatively new term used in pediatrics to describe a baby that spends a majority of her time in some sort of enclosed space. These ‘containers’ can include car seats, bouncy swings, vibrating chairs, bumbo seats or other devices that ‘contain’ a baby’s movement. They can be used for any number of […]