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Does my baby need OT?

Occupational therapy (or OT).... you may or may not have heard of it before!

You might have noticed that the name of this blog is OT Corner, and there is a reason for that. In April I will finish my degree and officially have a doctorate in occupational therapy, so this topic is pretty much my jam. But I think it is important that I talk to you about what OT is and why you might need these services.

When people think of therapy, they usually imagine that it is for children and adults with disabilities. And although this is very true, OT's can also work with many populations at different stages of life and different levels of skill. During the first year of your child's life an OT may be able to assist you and your child.

OTs can help with breastfeeding and transitioning into solids. They can also help with torticollis or babies who have high or low muscle tone (which basically means that they are either very loosey-goosey or their muscles stay like a rock!)

Go check out the local resources page to get to know some of the clinics here in Billings and what services they might be able to offer you!

-OT Kasey

Look at those great gross motor skills!

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