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Natalie Diaz

I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 and am a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist working as a pediatric physical therapist in Los Angeles. I have experience working with children 0-21 years old with an emphasis working with 0-3 years old and school-aged children. My blog Beyond Basic Play provides parents and fellow clinicians with helpful tips and tricks and information about pediatric physical therapy.

http://www.beyondbasicplay.com/

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5 Ways to Use a Yoga Mat in Pediatric Physical Therapy (other than for Yoga or Pilates)

Since a lot of pediatric physical therapists tend to travel between patients'…

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How to Promote Gross Motor Movements with Balloons

One of my roles as a physical therapist is to promote and teach gross motor…

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The nervewracking first visit of a rookie PT

I took a deep breath before I walked into my first patient’s home.   What…

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5 tips for a successful first visit with a Physical Therapist

Going to various medical and specialist appointments becomes a common occurrence…

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