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Ask a Triumph Pediatric Therapist!

Welcome to the Triumph Pediatric Center Blog

Welcome to the blog section of Triumph Pediatric Center, where we always provide an abundance of care to children in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and the greater Washington DC area. The Ask a Triumph Pediatric Therapist blog will cover a wide range of topics ranging from treatment interventions, diagnoses, and things parents can do at home to support their children. Thanks for stopping by.
PT vs OT
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Has your child has been recommended for therapy services and then asked if it was for physical or occupational therapy, but you weren’t sure? Not to worry! Physical and occupational therapy are very closely related services and sometimes complement one another. They almost have a brother and sister type of relationship. This post will discuss…

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Plagiocephaly
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 Plagiocephaly refers to the condition where a baby develops a flat spot on the back or on the side of their head. This usually develops when a child sleeps in the same position for majority of the time or prefers to look towards one direction when laying on their back. There are two type of…

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Ok parents, let’s talk about Tummy Time!
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Alright we understand… it’s not the easiest activity to do with your baby. It’s especially not easy if your little one has difficulties with maintaining this position independently. However, it is certainly a very important posture to promote motor skills and sensory development.Tummy Time is the period during the day your baby spends awake and…

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Congenital Muscular Torticollis
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Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT) is characterized by an abnormal posture of a child’s head, with their head laterally flexing to one direction and then rotating to the opposite direction (pic?). This is due to shortening in the muscle known as the sternocleidomastoid (SCM). There are 2 of these muscles in a person’s neck (one on…

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Clubfoot deformity
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Clubfoot deformity is a congenital condition typically seen at birth where an infant’s foot is positioned in a twisted down and inward position. This deformity affects both the muscles and the tissue, specifically affecting the tendons of the foot. Tendons connect muscles to bone, and these tissues are shortened in clubfoot. Clubfoot deformity is also…

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