I Help Babies...
Who have Difficulty with Tummy Time
Your baby MAY be uncomfortable in tummy time if baby has areas of tightness or restriction in the soft tissues/connective tissue of the tongue, head, neck, shoulders and back or lack experiences with tummy time
Who have a tendency to turn or tilt their head in ONE direction (Torticollis)
You notice your baby prefers to turn their head to the left or right even after you try changing it for them.
Who have a flat spot forming on the back or side of their head (Plagiocephaly)
Babies who have signs of misshapened heads tend to have tightness and restrictions in their musculature or difficulty with freedom of movement
Who is irritable or "colicky"
It has been said that colic means that the baby is unusually sensitive to stimulation or cannot “self-console” or regulate his nervous system (immature nervous system)
Who is showing delays in meeting their motor milestones
Early infant development sets the stage for optimal progression of health, growth and learning.
I Also Offer
Tummy Time Developmental Class
During this unique TUMMY TIME class you will learn practical tips and solutions that will promote gross motor, fine motor, sensory motor and visual development all while connecting with your baby. The pre-crawling baby's big task is to master tummy time! It builds the strength for what comes next in development. This class is more than just babies being on their tummies. Come learn the TUMMY TIME!™ METHOD!
Infant Massage strengthens the immune system, stimulates brain development, promotes sleep, aids in digestion, relieves gas and colic and is a sweet and nurturing bonding experience for parent and baby. During this class, I will guide you through specific techniques you can start using right away at home and incorporate this bonding connection in your daily routine with your baby.
Dr. Jenny Thurner
I am a pediatric physical therapist, a mother to a 6 year old little girl, and a wife to the hardest working man I know!
I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. Upon graduating, I jumped right into pediatrics. I have worked in various settings including pediatric rehabilitation hospital, outpatient, schools and early intervention. I am also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor through Infant Massage USA.
I love working with children and their families! It is exciting to help kiddos build strength and improve motor function, balance and coordination in fun, creative ways. The majority of the work I do as a pediatric physical therapist is based in play… it’s the most positive way to get children motivated and involved! I take a wholistic neurodevelopmental approach with all of my kiddos I see. There is always a why, and it is not always visible. Lets set the foundation for learning during infancy!