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Kids & Screen Time

By Jodi Knight, Speech-Language Pathologist We have all heard “Don’t let your kid watch too much TV” and “Using screens isn’t good for little brains.” But why is it important to limit technology use, especially for young children? It is hard to imagine our lives without technology. We spend hours a day with technology of [read more]

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Tech Free Activities to Get Kids Moving

Kids learn through play and fun activities, but adults can find it difficult to “remember” how to play. Trying simple activities that can be fun for kids and adults is a great way to limit tech time and encourage age appropriate development. Below are some ideas to get you started! Bowling with empty bottles or [read more]

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OUTDOOR TECH-FREE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

By Jodi Knight, Speech-Language Pathologist  As the weather warms up and we are able to get outside more, consider going “tech-free” for a few hours. Here are a few activities that are free or nearly free great for building language, attention, play skills, and decreasing use of digital media. Take a walk/wagon/stroller ride around the [read more]

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Houseplants: A guide from someone with a not-so-green thumb

by Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I have a coworker who has an office with several windows. And several plants. I love visiting her office (and her of course) because of the ambience. It’s fresh, it’s energetic, and it’s happy. The plants bring an earthy vibe to what could be a boring, stale office. The fact [read more]

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Walking Away from the Pandemic

By Jaime Collins It appears the end of the pandemic is drawing near. The fact we will not be permanently stuck in pandemic mode comes courtesy of so many of you who masked up, stayed home, and protected others. That, I feel strongly, is the kind of thing great communities do for each other. Let’s [read more]

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Massage Guns: Worth the Hype?

by Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator with contributions by Josh Bruner, Physical Therapist I love massages! They are relaxing, and when I have a headache for a couple days because of tension in my back or soreness from a workout, the massage melts the pain away. But sometimes, I don’t have time for a massage appointment, [read more]

Kids Gifts by Age

by Kaitlin Kersten, Occupational Therapist, Jodi Knight, Speech Therapist, and Lindsey Hefel, Physical Therapist TOYS! Nearly every child has a list a mile long of toys they want for Christmas. But as any parent knows, those toys take up a lot of space! And sometimes, are not played with very often. This holiday season, the [read more]

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Hand Pain and Your Treatment Options

By Ting Zhang, Orthopedic Surgeon Do you have painful, stiff joints in your hands? You could have arthritis. Arthritis is the loss of cartilage at a joint resulting in inflammation, pain, and/or stiffness. We use our hands for many things during the day: driving, writing, typing, and many for our daily work. We will discuss [read more]

Summer family fun- social distancing style

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I don’t need to tell you this summer is a unique one. With businesses slowly reopening and social distancing being so important, many children’s activities and family vacations are canceled. This causes frustration and sadness in many. It’s ok to feel that way; this has been a long, isolating, frustrating [read more]

What to Do with Kids When the Weather Outside is Frightful

By Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator  Winter is a fun time, but it also can be a challenging time when you are stuck at home. So, what should you do when the roads are bad and you don’t want to just hand over the remote and turn your kids into TV zombies? We have listed a [read more]

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