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Pittsburgh Integrated Therapy

at The Nuin Center

5655 Bryant Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

412-552-9759

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© 2018 by Pittsburgh Integrated Therapy

We accept insurance, contact us to find out more about your benefits.

INFANTS

We provide therapy to the infants who have issues that may include, but are not limited to:

  • Recovering from Birth Trauma

  • Sensory, Regulation and Calming Difficulties

  • Feeding Difficulties With Breast, Bottle or the Introduction of Solids

  • Tongue and Lip-Tie, Before and After Release

  • Colic

  • Sleep Difficulties

  • Attachement and Bonding

We use a variety of calming techniques,  manual therapies, oral motor work and body work to help an infant learn to self-soothe and regulate.  We provide education and support for families through this stressful time period.  By calming the infant's nervous system, improving brain mapping and neurological connections, strengthening oral motor skills and improving attachments we help the infant to grow, learn, thrive and mature through develop.

INFANT MASSAGE

Infant massage is a bonding activity between parents and their children. Infant or pediatric massage refers to the process of stroking the muscles of an infant using a variety of specialized massage techniques. Vocalization, eye-to-eye contact, and other positive behavioral reinforcements are also important components of the massage.  Based on this historical fact, it is very clear that all babies should be massaged, touched and loved to promote their social-emotional-cognitive and physical development.  Infant massage is being embraced by a wide variety of professionals who are incorporating it into their practices to help families cope with children with special needs as well as healthy full term newborns. Techniques are simple and effective and are most beneficial when taught to caregivers to be used daily.  The approach is empowering and improves the parent-infant attachment process. There is a growing body of research that supports the therapeutic benefits. Infant massage is a crucial and routine part of infant care around the world and has the ability to create great benefits for both parents and the newborn.

INFANT FEEDING

Feeding issues can begin as early as birth, after a problem with feeding is recognized. Infants who have difficulties with feeding may benefit greatly from therapy.

 

Therapy may include:

  • Oral Stimulation and Exercises with Infants Who are Having Difficulty with Bottle or Breast Feeding

  • Feeding Interventions to Improve Skills

  • Stretching and Strengthening Programs After Tongue or Lip Tie Release

  • Positioning

  • Parent Education.

  • Specialized Bottle Nipples

  • Breastfeeding Support

Signs of Feeding Problems:

  • Coughing, Gagging, and/or Choking During Feeding Sessions

  • Lacking Alertness During Feeding Sessions

  • Difficulty Latching

  • Poor Weight Gain

  • Poor Growth

  • Crying and Pulling Away from the Bottle or Breast During Feeding Sessions

  • Excessive Drooling

  • Spitting Up and/or Vomiting Frequently

  • Low or Hoarse Voice When Crying

If you are uncertain if your infant is having difficulties, we are happy to can complete a simple screen to determine if a more in depth evaluation and therapy is needed.