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Container Baby Syndrome: How Equipment Can Hinder a Child's Development

Posted by: Lori Grisez PT, DPT on Oct 23, 2018


Products like car seats, walkers, jumpers and floor seats can lead to an issue referred to as Container Baby Syndrome due to the inability to activate important muscles. Read why babies should have time outside of these devices.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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If You See Abuse Follow the 3 Rs

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You can do your part as an active bystander by responding appropriately to abuse. No matter the situation or who is involved, there are many resources available to victims and bystanders. Read More

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Most gymnasts can recall a time when they’ve landed a tumbling pass or vault and immediately experienced a painful stinging sensation in their ankles. As a former gymnast, I thought that feeling was just part of the sport, but ankle pain with landings in gymnastics is not normal. Read More

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On Our Sleeves: Join the Movement to Transform Children's Mental Health

Oct 10, 2018

Join us in supporting the movement to transform children’s mental health. Show children and families battling pediatric mental illness that we’re all in. Here’s how you can help. Read More

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Ashley Eckstein: On Our Sleeves

Oct 10, 2018

I realized that my problem with writing this post is the same problem we are having surrounding the conversation about mental health. I've been struggling to find something profound to say because our mental health is not something we talk about every day. But why not? Read More

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If the Shoe Fits: Going En Pointe

Oct 08, 2018

For most children who start ballet, the goal is to dance in pointe shoes (or go en pointe). Hours are spent practicing proper technique at the barre and being able to perform flawless choreography to make every performance look effortless.  But, to safely go en pointe, it takes more than just desire.  Read More

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Hydronephrosis: A Defense Mechanism for the Kidneys

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Hydronephrosis is a radiology term describing fluid buildup within the kidney. It is like a defense mechanism for the kidney when urine is slow to drain. Stretching of the kidney allows the backpressure of urine to be more evenly distributed. This may help to limit or slow down some of the potential damage to the kidney from urine backing up abnormally. Read More

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Children and Cell Phones: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

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Inpatient Rehabilitation: Comprehensive Services to Treat the Whole Child

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Comprehensive, family-centered, individually-tailored rehabilitation services are critical to patients who are recovering from a spinal cord injury, traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological disorder, severe illness or other potential life-altering event. Read More