“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 […]
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
Spring break is here, flowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner! Kids are itching to get out of the house and spring is a great season to increase their activity levels. Obesity is an increasing epidemic in America and children are quickly becoming a part of this crisis. According to the Centers […]
Tummy time is an essential activity beginning in the first month of a baby’s life. It is a way to develop strength and coordination and to give your little one a head start in gross motor development. In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that healthy babies should be put to sleep on their […]
The leaves are changing, Thanksgiving is right along the corner, and the temperatures are dropping! It is so important to keep your entire family active during the winter months, including your infants. Many area community centers have “Mommy and Me” and “Gym and Swim” classes that encourage fine and gross motor activities. Local music centers […]
Warm weather is finally here and it’s a great time to gear up the family for bike riding. Here are a few tips that will help ease the transition to a two-wheeler. First, make sure that the child’s bike is in good condition with properly inflated tires, working brakes, and that the seat is low […]