Bad Baby Walker, 
Good Baby Walker


By Dr. Stella Kandyba, PT, DPT


        They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. However, they all have one big thing in common: they are all bad for your child's development. I’m talking about bad baby walkers, the ones with the support system which suspends babies' bottoms in the air. They are marketed to make parents believe they promote walking in kids, when, in fact, they only promote trouble... read entire article here.


What Is Pediatric Physical Therapy? 

Kandyba, S. (2012, October). What Is Pediatric Physical Therapy?
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     Pediatric physical therapy is a healthcare profession that encompasses evaluation and treatment of infants, toddlers, children and adolescents... read entire article here.    

 

Developmental Problems and How a Visiting Physical Therapist Can Help 

Kandyba, S. (2012, October). Developmental Problems and How a Visiting Physical Therapist Can Help.

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         Developmental disabilities are diverse chronic conditions that are caused by to mental and/or physical impairments. People with developmental disabilities encounter problems with major life skills such as language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living... read entire article here



“Fix Your Feet, NO W-sit!”

By Dr. Stella Kandyba, PT, DPT
 
       Of all the ways to sit, some kids choose the one that’s always discouraged by physical therapists – W-sitting. W-posture is not advised for anyone. Some typically developing children do use this position during play, but all parents should know that the excessive use of this position during the developmental years can be responsible for some future orthopedic problems. The 5 Ws of W-sitting are.... 




The Truth About Bumbo Chairs

By Dr. Stella Kandyba, PT, DPT

        Today, probably every new parent and parent-to-be has heard about the Bumbo seat. I see a lot of those seats in homes of my little patients, and I decided to do something about it. The Bumbo website claims their products are “all for the love of children” ... read entire article here.


Excellent Developmental Toy

Kandyba, S. (2013, June). Excellent Developmental Toy. 
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        Parents are always in a search of a perfect toy, product, or device to entertain their kids and help them develop properly. Lots of money gets spent on toys and all sorts of activity centers, and yet the search is never over... read entire article here.