Saturday, September 21, 2013

Welcome Parents!

As a provider of physical therapy for children based on Feldenkrais and the Anat Baniel Method for Children, I am happy to share the latest news as it happens, and let you know what I'm doing with my patients that might be useful in general. I hope to be posting weekly at the beginning. Please check back soon~

~ Nancy

Since 1992, when the “Back to Sleep” was created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Torticollis has been on the rise. A shocking number of babies, approximately 1 in 250-300 babies develop Torticollis with or without Plagiocephally. It is a simple problem that can be fixed with easy steps. Six years ago I created this course based on years of successful treatment of infants and toddlers with Torticollis. By utilizing fine and gross motor milestones along with principles from yoga, The Feldenkrais & The Anat Baniel Method I teach therapists how to easily create environments that foster the correct head and neck positions.

We ourselves will move on the floor, exploring some fundamental infantile motor patterns that alone can mitigate the problem. We have videos of treatment and try to have live babies for demonstration. The method that I have devised is based on side of the Torticollis and the age and skill level of the child.

By analyzing the age of the baby, the side of the Torticollis and how they move and what they do throughout the day, we learn to create a treatment program that is unique. I see many infants just one or two times, as changing their positioning and handling is often all that is needed. Please come and share the day, learning how to become movement detectives to discover what specifically should be done for that particular baby