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Baby Physiotherapy Can Help Infant Concerns And Much More

By 25 October 2017December 30th, 2020No Comments

By WIN Contributor: Tania Mannella, Doctor of Physiotherapy

I treat a wide range of orthopaedic problems.  I truly enjoy the variety in my practice and the challenge each day.  Yet, I do have to say, I get a huge smile on my face when I get to work with a baby.

People often take notice of a baby in our treatment area and ask “Are you working on that little baby?”  Yes, babies have the same muscles and bones that adults do, and sometimes they need a little help and guidance to develop at their best.

Some babies may suffer from torticollis (a tightening of the muscles on the side of the neck), other infants and young children need help to continue or catch up in their motor development such as reaching, crawling, walking, and some little ones have had a rocky start coming in to this world and need some support to get their body prepared for the outside world after a traumatic entrance.

I assess the child’s musculoskeletal and neurological systems to understand which areas have need.  I also find one of the most important elements to my work is education.  Once we unveil the issue, I discuss with the parents/caregiver some easy to apply tips and home programs so they can carry through their child’s daily development at home.

A common concern parents have is that their baby is getting a “flat head.”  Stay tuned for the next blog where I will give you tips on how to prevent a flat head.

The first few months of a child’s life is crucial to establish a healthy foundation for childhood development and I am so happy I can be a part of this time to guide parents and caregivers on how to lead their child to a strong body and optimal health.  If you have any questions or concerns about your baby, infant or young child’s development, call us WIN Health Solutions and it would be my pleasure to help.

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