Posts by: Jennifer Halfin, MSc(A) PT Reg (Ont)

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Toe Walking – When to Seek Help

Toe Walking – When to Seek Help I work in a multidisciplinary office, meaning that there are always kiddos running around who are working...

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Baby Development – 3 to 6 months

Baby Development from Three to Six Months baby Development and Parenting .. So you’ve gotten through the first 3 months and as the fog...

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When Do Babies Walk? Tips For Getting Your Baby To Start Walking

When Do Babies Walk? Tips For Getting Your Baby To Start Walking   One of the most exciting phases of your baby’s development is...

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Sprained Ankle Symptoms and How To Heal A Sprained Ankle

Sprained Ankle Symptoms and How To Heal A Sprained Ankle   It looks like Spring has finally decided to stay! The season of playing in...

Doctor Dina Health Advice for Kids - baby milestones first year

Promoting Your Baby’s Development – Months 9-12

9 months in, 9 months out! If you can believe it, your baby has been out for as long as they were in.   Where did the time go? As your...

Doctor Dina Health Advice for Kids - Babys Development 6 to 9 months

Promoting Your Baby’s Development – 6 to 9 Months

Your Baby’s Development At 6 To 9 Months There is an expression that goes “the days are long but the years are short”. As you enter...

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Promoting Your Baby’s Development – Months 0-3

Baby’s Development, Months 0 to 3 The first few months after baby is born is often a blur. I’m gearing up to head down that road a...

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Holiday Gift Guide – Toys That Promote Development

Toys That Promote Development Holiday season has arrived! The beautiful decorations, the delicious treats, the warm and fuzzy sweaters, and...

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a chronic motor skills disorder that impairs a child's ability to perform everyday tasks. Here's what you ought to know.

Understanding Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a chronic motor skills disorder that impairs a child’s ability to perform everyday...

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month! | DrDina.ca | Jennifer Halfin, Physiotherapist

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month!

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month! October is National Spina Bifida Awareness Month, so in the spirit I’d like to take a moment to...

10 Tips for Tummy Time

10 Tips for Tummy Time – How to Make It Work For You and Your Baby

  As a pediatric physiotherapist, I recommend lots of tummy time to almost all of my infant clients. Before becoming a mother myself,...

Tummy Time – Why Is It Important?

  As a new parent, one of the hardest things is hearing your baby cry. You spend most (OK, all) of your day responding to those...

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Baby Development Chart Round Two – Developmental Milestones Chart

Baby Development Chart Round Two – Developmental Milestones Chart Congratulations! You’ve made it through the first year and now your...

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Baby Development Chart: Is Your 0-12 Month Little One On Track?

Baby Development Chart: Is Your 0-12 Month Little One On Track?   As I head back to work following my maternity leave and sift through...

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What’s up with W-sitting? Are Core Stability Exercises Needed?

What’s up with W-sitting? Are Core Stability Exercises Needed?   If my work came out with a yearbook, the favourite expression...

Doctor Dina Health Advice for Kids -when do babies crawl

When Do Babies Crawl And Different Types of Crawling

When Do Babies Crawl And Different Types of Crawling   As a pediatric physiotherapist, a common concern amongst parents I work with is...

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The Confusion Over Carriers – How to Pick the Best Baby Carrier for You and Your Baby

The Confusion Over Carriers – How to Pick the Best Baby Carrier for You and Your Baby When I was born, my mother was already busy...

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Achieving The Best Baby Head Shape And Torticollis Treatment

Torticollis And Plagiocephaly – Achieving The Best Baby Head Shape And Torticollis Treatment   Let me introduce myself. My name is...