Tummy time starts on day 1! This 6 week series targets newborns through 3 months in order to promote early healthy gross motor development. Each week will include warm up activities and a focus on a different skill designed to help parents learn how to incorporate routines into everyday play to help their babies thrive.
Week 1: The importance of Tummy Time
Week 2: Basic positions, including the importance of flexion and midline
Week 3: Side lying
Week 4: Support sitting
Week 5: Sensory development and right reactions
Week 6: Rolling
The series is facilitated by Lauren Weiss (PT, DPT Physical Therapist) and Kirsten Miller (OTR/L).
Lauren has a busy private practice and does home based intervention in Philadelphia County. Her areas of expertise include torticollis, low muscle tone, body R/L asymmetry, delayed postural control, poor alignment and other gross motor delays.
Kirsten enjoys using occupational therapy with children ages 0-3 in the Philadelphia area. She has experience treating babies and children with a wide range of developmental challenges including sensory integration dysfunction, autism spectrum disorder, organ transplant, cerebral palsy and brain injury.
Please note this class is a series – participation is for the 6 week cycle. You do not have to be a patient of Center City Pediatrics to participate.