Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Play is an important activity in the development of a child as it helps teach and refine their fine motor skills. This is why many experts in pediatric physical therapy in Houston incorporate play in a child’s therapy program. After all, who said that the road to recovery has to be boring? Through play, your child can accelerate his or her development, yet have fun doing it. While pediatric physical therapy in Stafford or Houston providers like MedCare Pediatric Group, LP may help your child improve and maximize his or her physical capabilities, there are things you can do to help supplement these sessions. Parents also have a significant role to play in developing and reinforcing the skills their child learns in therapy.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Childhood is the time when humans develop many of the traits and skills that they need to properly function during the later stages of life. Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on helping children develop the skills that are associated with their "jobs" as children. From play to social skills, there are many traits that children learn during these formative years. MedCare Pediatric Group has worked with many children over the years, and the therapists may be able to help your son or daughter overcome their limitations that may be caused by cognitive, sensory or physical disabilities.
When your child is suffering from a debilitating illness or disability, it can be difficult to care for them. Improving their lot in life requires a concerted effort and knowhow. For example, if your child suffers from a peanut allergy, a recent development by researchers has determined an effective way to build up resistance against it. A medical patch containing small amounts of peanut protein, known as Viaskin Peanut, is applied to a child’s skin and has been found to successfully raise the test subject’s resistance by 10 times the dose found in the patch. Information like this can be hard to keep up with, especially if you’re not well-connected to the healthcare community. That is why you’ll want a healthcare professional from Houston pediatric home care services like MedCare Pediatric Group, LP to assist you.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
As a full-time caregiver for a sick, injured, or otherwise fragile child, your attention rightfully focuses on your little one at all times. The things that they are unable to do independently are attached to your to-do list. This leaves little room on the list for your personal items or other children in the home.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Physical therapy may prove beneficial for any child who exhibits limitations in or the inability to perform age-appropriate motor skills. In some instances, a referral for therapy may follow an injury, surgery, or other medical condition, such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis, spina bifida, and cancer. You may also seek pediatric physical therapy if you believe that your child isn't meeting normal milestones or you'd like to establish weight management and/or injury prevention skills for your child.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
If your baby has spent time in the NICU or PICU, you may be overwhelmed with emotion when you are told that your baby can come home. Feelings of happiness and relief may be mixed with stress and fear. Many babies who receive specialized care in the hospital, however, must continue to receive some care at home for a period of days or weeks after being discharged. While some parents may feel as though they can handle providing this care to their infant or baby, others may feel stressed out or anxious over the prospect of it. Home health services are available for infants and babies, and these services can help you to better care for your little one.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Raising children with disabilities and special needs is never easy, for it often takes a toll on a family’s financial situation. This is why many parents turn to Medicaid funds under the Affordable Care Act for help in providing the needed care for their children.These families are now facing a big threat as Texas lawmakers have just recently passed a bill cutting over $350 million in state Medicaid funding for physical, occupational, and speech therapies, to be spread over the next two years, or up to the year 2017. These recent cuts could make it difficult for many families in Texas to afford pediatric physical therapy and other therapies their children need.
Monday, September 7, 2015
When you take your child to a pediatric therapy clinic like Medcare Pediatric Group in Pasadena, Houston, or other areas, you may hear your child's therapist talk about crossing the midline, but you may not know what this means or why it is important to your child's physical abilities. Crossing the midline essentially refers to being able to use one arm or leg to cross an imaginary line drawn down the center of the body, separating the left and right sides. This may sound simple enough, but it is challenging for many children, particularly those that may be experiencing developmental delays. The ability to do this can have a major impact on your child's life in a number of ways, and many therapists will work with children to accomplish this milestone.