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Perspectives: Specialty Pediatrics
Perspectives: Specialty Pediatrics

Pediatric Specialty Care Advised for Toe Walking

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 by JenFu Cheng, M.D., Section Chief, Physiatry

Toe walking, also referred to as tip-toe walking, is common among toddlers taking their first steps. The condition, in which children walk on the toes or balls of their feet, can be caused by orthopedic, neurological and developmental disorders, but more often than not is considered idiopathic. Most kids outgrow toe walking, but further evaluation and specialty care may be warranted, especially for those who continue the pattern beyond age two.

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Transitioning from Inpatient Rehabilitation to Outpatient Therapy for Brain Injury

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 by Jacquelyn Borg, Ph.D., Manager of Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation

No one would argue that recovery from a brain injury is often a long, physically demanding and emotionally draining process for patients. It’s a journey that can be unpredictable from one day to the next, and one that forever changes lives. And for the families of children with pediatric brain injury, it can be especially difficult to cope with and understand—particularly during the transition from inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient therapy.

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Post-Concussive Disorder: When Patients with Concussions Don’t Get Better

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 by Jacquelyn Borg, Ph.D., Manager of Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation

According to 2011 data from the CDC, emergency rooms in the United States treat upward of 175,000 sports and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in children annually. Many of these TBIs are concussions, sustained from high-impact sports like football, soccer and cheerleading. And in some cases, kids returning to athletics experience additional sports injuries that result in multiple concussions.

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Inpatient Diabetes Programs Help Patients Control Their Pediatric Diabetes

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Matthew McDonald, MD, Section Chief for Inpatient and Special Needs Pediatrics

Many children struggle with type I diabetes, creating a great opportunity to note the benefits of inpatient diabetes programs for children living with this chronic illness. As you know, without appropriate and timely intervention, diabetes can become out of control and result in a myriad of health problems.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy Helps a Range of Patients Using Advanced Technologies

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 by Anne Marie Santos, P.T., M.S.P.T., P.C.S, Physical Therapy Supervisor of Inpatient

Your patient might be a child who has experienced an acute injury. Perhaps he or she is living with a chronic condition, or even facing a difficult recovery from surgery. For a wide range of patients in pediatrics, pediatric physical therapy plays a vital role in restoring their mobility and returning them to home and school.

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