Oct 20
Tummy Time
20 Oct, 2017. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Heather Perkins
A question that is asked far too often - “Is tummy time for babies really that important?!” …YES!!! But why?! Tummy time is important to help develop the curves that are present in our spines, and helps strengthen the muscles in your baby’s neck – necessary for baby to be able to hold their head up! Tummy time is also important to prevent torticollis – the term that is used to describe “wry neck” or the painful muscle spasm that keeps us from being able to move our necks properly (yes this happens to babies too!). In addition, allowing baby…
Jun 4
The (not so) New Posture Problem
4 Jun, 2015. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: Dr. Tyler Perkins
Human posture has seen varying issues as the decades have come and gone.  I'm sure we've all seen the exaggerated mid back curve referred to as "granny hump" and heard of  how a big fall or rear-end collision results in whiplash, but with the advancement of technology we now have a postural hashtag for the early 2000's and it's being called "Text Neck". But how serious could it be, really?  As shown in the graphic below, the amount of strain put on the neck increases as your gaze lowers to meet the device.  An average head weighs between 10-12 pounds, but this amount is…