Checkup Newsroom (physical therapist)

2019
July
18,
2019
| 11:48 PM America/Chicago
As you watch your little one walking or running during play, you may ask yourself, “Is my child falling too much?” Children initially begin to walk between the ages of 12 and 15 months. In the early stages of walking, you may notice your child “wa...
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June
12,
2019
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
Even if you have absolutely zero interest in NBA basketball, odds are you heard about Kevin Durant’s season ending (and potentially life altering) injury on Monday night. I’ll be honest. I haven’t paid much attention to the NBA Finals this year. I...
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2016
November
03,
2016
| 09:11 PM America/Chicago
“We try to put her on her tummy to play, but she just cries! It breaks my heart!” I hear this almost daily as a pediatric physical therapist. However, tummy time is more important than ever these days. Our babies today tend to have more time on...
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February
05,
2016
| 05:25 PM America/Chicago
With the Super Bowl marking the end of football season and the movie Concussion starring Will Smith in theatres the topic of concussions has never been more talked about more than it is today. If you have paid attention to football over the last s...
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2015
July
13,
2015
| 10:39 PM America/Chicago
“Sit up straight!” “Stop Slouching!” Why is my kid’s posture so poor? THE PROBLEM Do you get sick and tired of telling your child to sit up straight? Do you ever wonder why so many kids these days have slouched posture and often complain ...
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May
07,
2015
| 04:23 PM America/Chicago
“You are you. Now isn’t that pleasant?” Dr. Seuss. From birth, your child is undergoing changes at a rapid pace and many factors may influence these changes, including your child’s genetic makeup, the environment in which you raise your child, nut...
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January
25,
2015
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
“Use your core!” “Sit up straight!” If you spend any time with kids and teenagers, you hear these phrases all the time. It seems like posture and core strengthening are such hot topics these days. But what is the core anyways, and why is it so import...
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2014
December
29,
2014
| 09:20 PM America/Chicago
Although dynamic stretching is important for everyone, it may have an even greater importance for young, growing athletes. Bones typically grow at a faster rate than muscles so it’s important to improve the muscles flexibility to allow pain-free moti...
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October
31,
2014
| 03:59 PM America/Chicago
These days Avery’s schedule is pretty busy. We often joke that she needs a personal assistant to manage all of her activities. Being a typical girl with the incredible ability to multi-task at a young age, Avery is working on a multitude of things ri...
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August
27,
2014
| 05:42 PM America/Chicago
Most young athletes know the importance of preparing for the upcoming football season and have been preparing this summer with weight-training and conditioning programs. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends a balanced fitness...
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July
16,
2014
| 08:03 AM America/Chicago
These days many of the kids’ sporting associations, coaches, and sometimes even parents seem to be treating kids as little adults. However, kids are not just small grownups. Children are still growing, which makes them more prone to injury. They are ...
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