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On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Dr. Stacy Menz on the show to discuss a pediatric case study. Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric clinical specialist and the owner of Starfish Therapies. Stacy received her Master’s degree at Boston University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2005. She is the founder and owner of Starfish Therapies a pediatric physical therapy company in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In this episode, we discuss:
-Impairments and developmental milestones throughout childhood
-Incorporating a home program into a family’s daily routine to enhance carry-over
-Motivational interviewing with both child and family
-Motor control and motor learning principles in pediatric treatment interventions
-And so much more!
“One of the fun things about being in pediatrics is that you’re constantly playing.”
“Nothing is stable. You can get them strong but then they grow and then all of a sudden they’re weak again.”
“There can be things the parents aren’t ready to handle at that point in time, you have to go where the parent’s at.”
“You might have the perfect plan, but you need a plan B and C and D as well.”
“The motor learning happens way faster than the strength builds up.”
For more information on Stacy:
Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric clinical specialist and the owner of Starfish Therapies. Stacy received her Master’s degree at Boston University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2005. She is the founder and owner of Starfish Therapies a pediatric physical therapy company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of each child and family that they interact with. In addition, Stacy has experience as a teaching/lab assistant for Boston University, South College, and Chapman University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, has presented at state and national conferences, and teaches continuing education courses for pediatric physical therapy. She is the editor of Impact, the Private Practice Section’s magazine and is a board member for KEEN San Francisco. She is also involved in both her state and national pediatric physical therapy sections. She has been interviewed on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio regarding pediatric orthopedic conditions, as well as Profiles in Leadership and Start a Therapy Practice.
Resources discussed on this show:
Peabody Developmental Motor Scale
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