Jonathan Demitzer MS PT DrMDK
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Dr. Jonathan Demitzer: Really think outside the box, for instance you take a child who needs therapy, your images as a therapist walking into the house with a really big ball and for the life, I am not really sure why you would take a child, who has the ability to stand and take them back on the ball. You don't want to go ahead and give them a situation. Host: If you go to a house without the ball? Dr. Jonathan Demitzer: I will not use the ball, no. Host: What you would use? Dr. Jonathan Demitzer: I use hands my body and some very basic simple equipment that has been designed for the use for higher level children. Host: But actually this little stepping thing here, over years it is evolving to get that and if he is doing something that everyone else is doing you are seeing great results, aren't you? Dr. Jonathan Demitzer: Yeah I see -- children that as I discussed with you in person there are nine children like this child in America, he is doing phenomenally well across the border area and unfortunately not as well in other areas and I myself, I am still amazed that how well he is doing. Host: But the thing that also we should mention getting them early gets you better results. Dr. Jonathan Demitzer: Absolutely I mean there is this, as some people call the window of opportunity to where we can go ahead and help them with development. I know, when I first -- I molded other people that a number of years ago we used to think after age four, if the child wasn't walking, and not going to walk. I can say that necessarily, and there are some students where he calls them colleagues do amazing things with the children that are over, over that age but definitely growing earlier, that child has much better potential to get quicker rehabilitation and that they do more movements, quicker. Host: Well it's pretty obvious when the baby is born floppy, you are going to seeing someone of your expertise not a question or a kid has very brisk overreacted reflexes, that's pretty obvious, but the kid that's a little bit sluggish. Little head lagging a little bit longer, get some slightly decreased, maybe muscle tone, but those kids that you really want to focus on even more, because it probably give them to step up through the higher level, that will look better don't it? Dr. Jonathan Demitzer: I would say that a child who has not as delayed would definitely be able to have more quicker results and graduate or discharge in therapies. Host: Actually I have to say, we are just talking the kid walking and have a better muscle tone, it means the brain functioning also goes along this, certain degree, that means that the kid that may not functions well intellectually down the road, no one has absolute proof, but I am pretty convinced of it, that the kid probably would function better in a school situation, is that so? Dr. Jonathan Demitzer: Oh absolutely the child who know how to get earlier stimulation, be it in physical therapy or other disciplines would definitely have the better overall results in the future. Again, this is something that I can't find in specific scientific study to prove it, but things are here from the parents and teachers again and again. Host: It's always that klutzy, pull the athletically inclined some good student, it is a very famous and I don't want to use his name, pediatric neurologist who described himself that, he was the last kid picked for the soccer and the baseball team in school and he always felt inferior, so he studied and he became pretty well known pediatric neurologist, but maybe if that kid was stimulated earlier, he may not been as klutzy, he may not have been picked last, the self-esteem has a lot to play. If you are very bad at the sport, or the kid's play, you work for self-esteem. That alone is a good reason, that the kids try to get when they are more athletically inclined. Dr. Jonathan Demitzer: I would agree absolutely again our focus is to try to help children that have been developmental dela
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