Blog - Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy
Monday April 11, 2016
Sometimes a little variety is all it takes to make a normal activity so much more fun. This is true with today's pediatric therapy activity: marshmallow painting. Occupational Therapist Elise Spronk came up with this idea when she was working with a picky eater who also didn’t care to finger paint. Most children love marshmallows and will love painting with them, and while… Read more
Wednesday April 6, 2016
If you're looking for an easy activity with tons of sensory benefits, look no further. Soft sand (also known as cloud dough or moon sand) is the exact thing you've been looking for. It's easy to make, silky, and smells great! We're not kidding when we say this can keep your kids entertained for hours. All you need are two common household… Read more
by Elise Spronk, Occupational Therapist  My name is Elise, and I hate peas.  I don’t like the texture of peas. The thought of skin around the mushy inside is repulsive to me. Thus, I have avoided peas since vomiting over pea soup in Kindergarten. The fear is real… to me. For those of you who love peas, you don’t understand,… Read more
by Lindsey Klyn, Marketing Manager Getting a dog wasn’t something occupational therapist and mother of two Elise Spronk planned to do this year. But after constant pleading from her 12 year old son Bennett, Spronk started contemplating bringing a furry friend into their home. “Both of our boys had to do several things, including writing a report on the benefits… Read more
Do you suffer from painful knots in your muscles? It’s a common problem that many people try to treat with massages, injections, doctors, medications, and more. Ames resident Steve Kellner suffered from a similar pain after months of running resulted in very painful shin splints. The pain was stopping him from checking running a marathon off his bucket list. Stretches… Read more
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