Although physical therapy can help children in the recovery process following an injury, there is a lot more that the therapist can do. As a parent, you can expect the physical therapist to use a variety of techniques to strengthen muscles and improve joint mobility. The therapist will make the exercises fun and interesting, and your child won’t realize that he or she is ‘being treated.’ As a parent, you should encourage your child to participate and ‘play along’ with the treatment. The physical therapist may use play techniques including crawling, playing follow the leader, facilitating balance and coordination activities using beams, balls and other objects.
After an injury, a physical therapist will help your child regain full potential, allowing your little bundle of joy to experience the pleasure of sport and grow physically and emotionally in the process. Your child will look forward to the ‘play sessions’ and be an active participant in the recovery process. If your child (or another child that you know) is recovering from an injury, give us an opportunity to help the child return to normal as quickly as possible. Give us a call today.
Hellie Neumann, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Susan Sanford, Licensed PT and Acupuncturist, attended the 13th Annual ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society) conference in Boston with over 800 physicians and other healthcare practitioners from around the world. According to the website, www.ILADS.org, “ILADS is a non profit international multidisciplinary dedicated to the diagnosis of Lyme and it’s associated diseases….” Our patients are asking for help so we are seeking information and knowledge to help battle this serious health problem.
Kristen Ashley, Northeastern PT Co-op student, left to go back to Boston at the end of December after completing a 6 month physical therapy co-op assignment. We wish Kristen well on her studies and all of us at VCM will miss her very much.
BioMats are US FDA 510k registered medical device for pain and stress management. The Biomat combines far infrared rays, negative ion therapy and the superconducting properties of pure amethyst. These therapies are recommended by practitioners for the effective treatment of a range of health issues, including stress, insomnia, tissue damage, post-surgical healing and scar reduction, joint and muscle soreness, chronic neck and back pain, toxic deposits and oxidation levels, inflammation and arthritis, and circulatory issues.
Richway Biomat products provide great benefits to absolutely anyone. If you need to release stress, detoxify your body or you have health issues, simply lying on the Biomat promotes a feeling of well-being for a healthier mind and body.
Benefits of the Biomat:
Reduces stress and fatigue
Relieves anxiety and promotes relaxation
Improves sleep patterns
Eases joint pain and stiffness
Provides warm, soothing pain relief
Eliminates toxins in the body
Increases blood circulation
Alleviates migraines and tension headaches
Reduces allergy symptoms
Improves immune system function
Improves cardiovascular health
Burns calories and controls weight
Improves muscle tone and skin quality
VCM has large and small biomats available for use. If you are considering purchasing a Biomat, we recommend you stop by our office and try one. We are also available to help with the ordering process.
You deserve to live without pain. You have the right to have a healthy, balanced body. You have the right to learn about all your options for holistic pain management. You deserve the time, effort and dedication required to figuring out what your body needs. “Healing is about learning, understanding and taking care of your body, to improve your quality of life.”