Monday, September 21, 2015

September SpOT Light Series: Dino PT

Maybe it's because we are both Beccas, or maybe because she also is a Therapy-a-saurus, but either way I could NOT not put the SpOT Light on Rebecca Talmud at Dino PT.
Dino PT is the brain child behind DPT Rebecca Talmud.  Rebecca received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York University and has been practicing pediatric PT for eight years.  Combining her comprehensive background in early intervention, school based service provision, center based provision, and adaptive sports and yoga for children with special needs, Rebecca has been excavating blog content for 5 years.  Her blogging supplements her practice as it was her "interest in evidence based treatment and educating fellow Pediatric professionals as well as families and caregivers of the children we treat" that inspired her to connect with people outside of the office.
Dino PT has covered a variety of topics from W Sitting , in which Rebecca provides a variety of alternative seating strategies to improve alignment and function, to pediatric gait analysis, in which she clearly and thoroughly reviews a variety of commonly seen gait abnormalities.  

I asked The Dino PT about her favorite Back to School Tip, and what she shared with me, I couldn't agree with more.  "A big back to school topic is shoe recommendations.  Consider your individual child and their needs prior to purchasing sneakers for the school year.  The right shoe can make all the difference!"  

Rebecca's passion for PT extends to the animal kingdom as well. The Talmuds adopted Daisy Duke, an French Bulldog with special needs.  "She was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a back surgery and her owners could not care for her and her special needs.  Thanks to the amazing organization, French Bulldog Rescue Network (FBRN) and the great company Eddie’s Wheels (who fashioned her custom made wheels)..She has filled out lives with so much love and happiness each day.  She is quite skilled at maneuvering her rear wheel cart in any terrain and inside she uses her incredible upper body strength to pull herself around.  She is a great example to us all that with positivity, willpower and perseverance we are unstoppable!" 

So become a pediatric paleontologist and explore Dino PT to unearth more information or contact Rebecca directly via email at

"Every smile and every laugh from both the children and families I have worked with is stored in a vault that I keep with me always.  There is no greater pleasure than giving a child confidence, helping them to master a new skill and allowing them to take pride and experience joy in their journey!"

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