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Father’s Day Bonding Activities

June 16th, 2017

Father’s Day Bonding Activities

Happy Father’s Day! For some reason, finding the perfect gift for Dad always seems a bit more difficult than a month ago when we were purchasing flowers or chocolates, creating homemade art...

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Therapy Activities for Engagement

December 16th, 2015

Too often the therapist arrives at a patient’s home and the child is slow to engage in therapy activities or even separate from the parent or caregiver. NOW, the question is what to do to help the child separate more easily and prepare the...

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Holoprosencephaly Awareness & Therapy Treatments

November 28th, 2015

A Congenital Brain Disorder

Holoprosencephaly is a congenital brain disorder caused by a failure of an embryo’s forebrain to divide to form bilateral cerebral hemispheres (the left and right halves of the brain), causing defects in the...

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Epic is Improving Life for Children and Adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

November 24th, 2015

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)

Life with the debilitating condition, osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), can be challenging.  Characterized by fragile bones that break easily, weak muscles, and loose ligaments, osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic bone...

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I Want My Child To Have a Walker, Stander, or Wheelchair. What’s Next?

November 20th, 2015

Most Frequently Asked Questions on Obtaining Durable Medical Equipment (DME)  Who do I talk to?

If your child is already receiving physical therapy services, you are encouraged to first discuss this question...

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Happy Physical Therapy Month!

October 12th, 2015

Epic’s physical therapists work with many different children ages 0-21 with a wide variety of medical diagnoses. Has your child been referred for physical therapy? Are you wondering if physical therapy will benefit your child? Here are...

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The Fight Continues for Pediatric Therapy in Texas

September 10th, 2015

This is a reminder that the Texas HHSC rate analysis department released a new proposed therapy rate reduction schedule this past Friday.

The new rates are scheduled to be implemented on 10/1/15. The proposed rates would reduce reimbursement... READ MORE...

Making the Epic Difference: A Slideshow of our Patients

August 5th, 2015

Please take a moment to appreciate the amazing and resilient children that we are privileged to serve every day in this patient slideshow. These kids are fighting for their lives, dreams, and futures. We stand with them as partners, and their...

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Keep Pediatric Therapy in Texas

July 16th, 2015

What You Need To Know About Proposed Pediatric Therapy Reimbursement Cuts in Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has released a new rate packet for pediatric therapy services. The proposed therapy rate cut plan is a 30% reduction...

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Retained Primitive Reflexes: Causes and Common Types and How Pediatric Therapy Can Help

July 9th, 2015

When a child is born, they display numerous primitive reflexes that allow them to interact with their environment. These reflexes are automatic, and in a typical child they will integrate in the first year of life as the central nervous system...

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