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FROM THE DESK OF Dr. Smith
June is here and there are a lot of things going on at PT Services. We have met with our school system physical therapists and occupational therapists to finalize programs to treat the school system kids over the summer. This is accomplished with the cooperation of a lot of people. The school system administrators, school principals and staff, PTS staff, the parents, and most importantly, the students all played a role in making this summer treatment program a success. We have complete preseason physicals on high school athletes from Elizabethton High School, Hampton and Cloudland High School. This also took a lot of cooperation with the school systems, coaches, parents and students. We have been providing these physical exams with the cooperation of physicians from Appalachian Orthopedics in Johnson City as well as ETSU physicians. These are a great group of individuals with donate their time to help our kids. The marks the 41st year we have provided preseason physicals at no charge to the students, parents or school. As always, should you have questions or require our services, please call us at (423) 543-0073. No physician referral is required for consultation, evaluation or treatment.
If you could pass just one of your hobbies to your child, which would it be? Your love of ’60s rock? Your passion for baking cakes? Your obsession with the Cubs? In his book “Habit,” William James says, “Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct.” Your toddler may not understand how quickly their actions become ingrained habits, but science sure does. In a survey of 50,000 families, one study by Brown University outlined in the American Journal of Family Therapy found that routines and habits are set by age 9. The same study also found that more family time benefited children in terms of academic performance, sleep patterns, and healthier social and emotional behavior Both findings point to the conclusion that sharing a hobby with your child can have far-reaching benefits. And since they’re established so early, maybe it’s time to introduce some healthy habits and hobbies into your child’s life. Elisa Casas’ daughter Ruby has developed a penchant for vintage clothes shopping by observing her mother on trips to local shops. The chance to share an interest has opened up a new way for them to connect. “I’ll sit happily through the hundredth Powerpuff Girls and bond with Ruby that way,” says Casas, “but when she gravitates to my interests, it’s thrilling. It adds a whole new dynamic to our relationship.” T each a C hild to F ish ... Share Your Favorite Pastime With Your Kids
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