Entries by Bridget Hobbs

Stability Ball Exercises

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 […]

Preparing for Pediatric Physical Therapy Evaluation

Coming to a physical therapist for your child for the first time can be an overwhelming and confusing experience – but it doesn’t have to be! Here at North Shore Pediatric Therapy we have outlined the most important information to know before you go to the pediatric physical therapist for the first time. Paperwork: Although […]

Why Does My Kid Sit Like That?

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 […]

In-toeing in Children: How common is it?

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 […]

6 Ways Aquatic Therapy Can Help Your Child

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 […]