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Physical therapy program offers help for infants with delayed skills

Virginia Commonwealth University | Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Soon after he was born, Miles Mrozinski’s parents knew he would be developmentally delayed. He was diagnosed with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, a brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain during birth. It is the leading cause of death or severe impairment in infants and can be permanent.

“The hardest part is not knowing what his life will be like and also thinking that, as his parents, are we doing everything we possibly can to positively impact his development?” said Whitney Mrozinski, Miles’ mother.

A toddler with HIE experiences severe cognitive delays and motor impairments such as difficulty sitting up and picking up small objects. Like Miles, now a 1-year-old ... Continue Reading