Starfish Therapies

  1. Free Wheelin: What Does Your Child Need to Learn to Ride a Bike? Sunday, 26 March 2017, 12:00 am
    Learning to ride a bike is a major childhood milestone for most kids providing a sense of freedom and increased independence. While the ultimate goal of self-propelled locomotion is no doubt thrilling. […]
  2. What is the Vestibular System? Sunday, 19 March 2017, 12:00 am
    The vestibular system is made up of fluid filled organs that are located in the inner ear.  It is one of the essential components of balance and helps provide us information about our body’s moveme. […]
  3. Development of Refined Movement Sunday, 12 March 2017, 12:00 am
    I recently saw a video a friend posted of her son learning to commando crawl.  I immediately asked if I could use the video because I thought it was so great.  Luckily she said yes and you can see t. […]
  4. Monkey Bars Sunday, 5 March 2017, 12:00 am
    We get a lot of kids who want to get better at monkey bars. Its something that their friends and classmates are doing with ease and they are struggling back at the first monkey bar, or having to have. […]
  5. Taking the Vision out of Balance Sunday, 26 February 2017, 12:05 am
    We are finding that a lot of the kids we work with rely on their vision to help them maintain their balance.  Now this isn’t all bad, and vision is one of the inputs that our body uses to help keep. […]
  6. Using a Swing to Work on Jumping Sunday, 19 February 2017, 12:01 am
    We have recently had several kids who are struggling with jumping.  Sure, they clear their feet when they jump, but they are relying on using their hips to lift their feet, rather than push off throu. […]
  7. Eccentric Abs (and no I don’t mean odd!) Sunday, 12 February 2017, 12:00 am
    Our abdominal muscles (or Abs) play a big part in our core muscles.  They aren’t the only part but they are a piece that makes up the whole.  It requires coordination of each of the different musc. […]
  8. Encouraging Independent Exploration Sunday, 5 February 2017, 12:18 am
    As a pediatric physical therapist, one of the things we hear the most from parents is, ‘I want my child to walk’. And this is completely understandable.  Its how we get around, how we explore the. […]
  9. Growth Spurts Sunday, 29 January 2017, 12:27 am
    When working with kids, growth spurts are always something we have to take into account.  I can remember as a child feeling like I had these arms and legs that weren’t connected to me making me eve. […]
  10. Side-Lying -The Forgotten Position Sunday, 22 January 2017, 12:54 am
    When babies are first born, they are dependent on us for all movement.  They are suddenly in a world that has gravity and their muscles have to adapt.  So, any position you put them in their muscles. […]