Entries by Colleen McCloskey

Everything Tummy Time

Parents of infants all know that they should be working on tummy time every day from an early age. However, most parents also experience difficulty consistently working on tummy time, since babies are often initially resistant to this position. Below is a list of reasons why tummy time is so important, even if your child […]

What Will My Child Experience in a Physical Therapy Session?

The field of pediatric physical therapy is very different from many other physical therapy settings, which is to be expected since the patients are children who are constantly growing, developing and learning new skills. Parents are therefore often unsure of what their child’s physical therapy session will look like.  While the activities performed will be […]

Get Your Baby to Start Cruising

Cruising is an important gross motor milestone that occurs when a baby steps sideways while holding on to a safe and stable piece of furniture. Cruising facilitates core, hip and leg muscle development, standing balance, and is a crucial stepping stone (no pun intended!) to independent standing and walking. This is a milestone that is […]