Sibling Needs Support: Part II

Virtual Sibshops

So in our first part to this duo blog, we discussed the challenges that we hear our sibs face, including fear, the need to be perfect, and frustration. However, alongside the unique challenges the sibs face, they also get to experience unique opportunities. This was also an aspect that was discussed in my two day…

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Siblings Need Support Too: Part I

Virtual Sibshops

I’ve decided to do a two part series for our blog…mostly because this topic is something that is super important to Breakthrough and needed throughout the community. We need to have the discussion about the very special younger (or older) humans that grow up alongside the child with special needs. Having a child with special…

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Why Are My Child’s Hamstrings So Tight!?

Hamstring Exercise

If you are a parent that is wondering why your child’s hamstrings are so dang tight then trust me you are not alone. This is absolutely one of the the most frequently asked questions we get here. So I am going to try and help you all understand a little bit more about this topic.…

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Jfan-favorite Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Well, we’ve made it through all of the holidays and celebrations! If you’re a football fan, then it looks like you have one more big party coming up— SuperBowl! Whether you’re hosting or heading over to a friend’s house, it’s nice to have a fan favorite dish that won’t stress you out to make. That’s…

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Why Is Our Core So Important?!

Core Strength

As therapists we talk about the core all the time, whether we are talking about your child or talking directly to you, I’m sure you’ve all heard it before “it’s because of the weakness in your core,” but what does this really mean and why is our core so dang important?! We have had countless…

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One Year Ago…

We have spoken with tons of parents over the course of this past year. I’ve been privileged to get to know you all a little better and see the ups and downs of parenting a special needs child. We know that some days are better than others but one thing stands true… you grow from…

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Easy Enchiladas

Enchiladas

I don’t know about you, but I hate cleaning up a million dishes and things from making dinner. I also love to have a simple, easy to make, go to dish for the nights that I don’t have the brain power to be creative! This has become a staple in my house, and I’m not…

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Crockpot Chicken & Potato Soup

Crockpot Chicken & Potato Soup

There is nothing better than a nice comforting meal when the evenings are chilly like they’ve been. Even better than that is a comforting meal that you DON’T have to actually cook, because it’s been cooking all day while you were working or doing the 50 million other things that you had to do! I…

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Body Mechanics: What You Need to Know Before You Lift Your Child Again

Lifting

How many of you have back pain that just keeps hanging around and nothing you do seems to help it!? This is a common trend we hear among the parents of the kids we see here at Breakthrough. “My backs been killing me for weeks,” “I tweaked my back last week.” Performing transfers and lifting…

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Compensation: Why Sometimes It’s Good and Sometimes It’s Not

“I’ve never even realized I was getting up that way,” “I cant believe I’ve been walking like this for so long!” These are just a few statements from a patient of ours when we pointed out a few compensations we saw during a session. So what is a compensation you might ask? A compensatory movement…

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