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  • Tiny Babies Need to Move

    Fri, Mar 22, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    A baby who lives on his belly on the floor is a mobile, happy baby Let’s take a look at the typical environment of the newborn baby and ask this question: Is it set up for his benefit or ours? After being delivered he is usually taken away from his mother, wrapped up, and put on his back, and often placed, if mother permits, in a nursery with many other babies.

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  • Victories: Immobility to Creeping

    Thu, Aug 9, 2018 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Results: The only thing that matters in the world of hurt kids At birth a newborn baby is immobile: the baby can move his arms and legs freely but cannot move forward. This is the first stage and at this point the baby is essentially immobile. A baby needs a user-friendly floor environment that makes it easy and safe to creep As the baby has more opportunity on his belly on the floor the baby moves his arms and legs more.

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  • Immobile to Crawling

    Wed, Jun 27, 2018 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Results: The only thing that matters in the world of hurt kids At birth a newborn baby is immobile: the baby can move his arms and legs freely but cannot move forward. This is the first stage and at this point the baby is essentially immobile. A newborn baby needs a user-friendly floor environment that makes it easy to move. As the baby has more opportunity on his belly on the floor the baby moves his arms and legs more.

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  • Is Cerebral Palsy Incurable?

    Thu, Feb 16, 2017 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Ivan says “Anything you can’t do is really only something you can’t do yet” Ivan was born after an induced labor, in which forceps were used to speed his delivery. His umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. He was jaundiced, and doctors found cephalohematomas on both sides of his head. At first, Ivan seemed to be fine, and he was sent home. He was a very quiet baby – he almost never cried and spent most of the day sleeping.

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  • ETI Graduate Tells Her Story: Janelle 4/21/2015

    Tue, Apr 21, 2015 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    IAHP ETI Graduate Janelle Janelle with her twin sister “My time in The Evan Thomas Institute had a huge effect on my attention to physical fitness and my performance as an athletic artist. One of the biggest assets I think I gained was the habit of cross-training. As a professional dancer and acrobat, the discipline to cross-train is invaluable for many reasons, most important of these being the prevention of injury.

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  • A Boy Takes His First Steps 1/20/2015

    Tue, Jan 20, 2015 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Brain Injured Child Walks We are so proud of this Russian family – a brain injured child walks for the first time! Their son, Nikolay, just began to walk. Here is a note from his mother and a video of his first steps. “A bit more than two years ago we heard about Mr. Doman and his work with brain-injured children. You can’t imagine how glad we were to get the invitation to Pisa.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Sara

    Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    “We began to see that we have a child, not a problem - we had increasing hope.” On the day of Sara’s birth, her parents were told that she had Trisomy 21. This began the family on a search to find answers for Sara, leading them to The Institutes. After graduating from The Institutes’ Intensive Treatment Program, parents wrote about their family’s experience on the program and Sara’s inspirational story:

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story: Kira 6/18/2014

    Fri, Jul 18, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Hurt Kids Success Story Kira Kira was born with a congenital malformation of her nose. She was not breathing or sucking by herself. She had two surgeries on her nose, the first 16 days after birth and the second just after her first birthday. Before starting The Institutes’ program at home, Kira was not yet able to crawl or creep. When the staff saw Kira for the first time, she had just turned two years old and was creeping about 300 meters a day.

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 1

    Wed, May 21, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    There are six excellent reasons why you should teach your children to run. We will discuss each of these in our blog. Reason One—Brain Growth and Development Running is not just a sport or a means of staying fit and healthy. Running is a function of the human brain. Between birth and six years of age, the brain grows at an enormous pace that will never be equaled in one’s lifetime.

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story - Emilio

    Tue, Apr 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Hurt Kids Success Story Emilio The Institutes is happy to share the story of Emilio, who is three years old, and lives in Spain. Emilio’s parents attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child course in January 2012, and immediately began a program with Emilio. At that point, he could only move his arms and legs when laying down. Gradually, Emilio learned to crawl, and now he can creep indepently in a cross pattern, and has begun to stand on his knees.

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  • Newborns—Right-Side Up or Upside Down

    Thu, Mar 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    All newborn and tiny babies spend most of their time lying on some surface. For most of them this is a baby carriage, an infant seat, a crib, a walker, a swinging seat, a stroller, or a playpen; all of these are restrictive and prison-like. They either prevent the baby from moving at all (in the case of the carriage or the crib) or vastly restrict his movement (in the case of the playpen).

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