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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Accessibility: Still A Long Way To Go

Accessibility

Even though it’s been 29 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed under President George H.W. Bush, not much has changed in the way of accessibility, or how disabled people are viewed when doing an everyday act such as seeking any kind of employment. If buildings were built prior to the 1990…

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The PERFECT Dry Rub

Dry Rub

During weeks when I’m running around like crazy, I usually just concoct some sort of marinade in the morning, put it in a Ziploc bag with chicken, pork, or steak for the day and then cook it when I get home. I always use a few tablespoons of vinegar in my marinades, but I recently…

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Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Now that the weather is nicer, I find myself wanting to use the grill more often. Unfortunately, by the time I cook dinner, it tends to be a little colder out and I end up cooking in the kitchen instead. I grew up on mostly chicken cutlets and didn’t discover chicken thighs until I was…

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