Make the Most of Your At-Home Christmas

This holiday season is going to look a little different for most of us however; there are still some ways to have some fun this holiday season from the comfort and safety of your own home! 

Stay up to Date with Santa’s Reindeer

Check out what Santa’s reindeer are up to as they prepare for the big night with Reindeer Cam

Candy Cane Hunt around the House

Another fun idea is a candy cane hunt! Add an extra special touch by getting extended family on Zoom or Facetime to read clues to the kiddos so you can still spend some time with family if they can’t be physically present. 

Watch All Your Favorite Movies

Create your very own movie night and watch as many Christmas movies as your holly jolly  heart can handle. 

Camp Out under the Christmas Tree

End your night of holiday fun by camping out under your Christmas tree and add in a cup of cocoa (or two). 

We hope you and your family are still able to find the magic and spirit of Christmas this holiday season. From all of us at CWJR, we wish you a Merry Christmas!

What is social pragmatic language?

Social pragmatic language is also known as the way people use language to communicate for social purposes. Social pragmatic language is used in a wide range of environments so it can be difficult to explain the differences as it can vary from person to person.

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We all know that frequent handwashing is the best way for us to avoid getting sick. Germs that cause the cold or the flu spread quickly if you touch our eyes, nose, or mouth so it’s important to keep your hands clean.

Below are the 5 steps for effective handwashing

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CWJR’s Commitment Amongst COVID-19 Concerns

With the rising numbers of COVID-19 throughout the state of Michigan, CWJR wants to assure you that the health and safety of our patients remain at the forefront of all that we do. 

To reinforce that commitment, our staff continue to undergo intensive training based on CDC recommendations in order to clean our equipment and provide the proper equipment to eliminate the spread of germs. 

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Physical Therapists Adapt to Keep Clinics Safe

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be in the thoughts of many people. However, other health issues have not gone away. People are still getting back and neck pain, overuse injuries and hurt while at work. With concerns for both individual and loved one’s health remains a concern which keeps patients from seeking treatment.

PT clinics are a busy place with lots of people coming and going but now things are different. Here are some common changes CWJR has made to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Patient Flow

  • Stopped utilizing our waiting room. Instead, our patients wait in their vehicles and call the front office when they arrive
  • CWJR is utilizing separate entry and exit points


  • CWJR screens patients and staff as they enter the building using questions, temperature checks, or other means
  • CWJR has designated areas for each clinician and their patients to reduce contact between different groups of people
  • Telehealth has become an option when appropriate for patients to reduce the number of patients physically present in the clinic

Our therapists are medical professionals who are trained to deal with infectious diseases including COVID-19. These changes have been implemented in order to continue delivering services while keeping staff and patients safe.

If you are in need of PT treatment, but are hesitant to go into the clinic, give your PT a call and talk about what policies and procedures they have in place. This is a time of uncertainty, but people are reacting with flexibility and creativity. Don’t let concerns over COVID keep you in pain or from the treatment you need.

CWJR’s Commitment to Flexibility

Back to school has a whole new meaning right now. Some may be returning to a physical classroom and some may be returning to the kitchen table to learn via ZOOM. No matter how your family is planning to go back to school, CWJR knows that therapy remains an important part of your child’s routine. As uncertainty continues around the upcoming school year, we know that family schedules are up in the air. 

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

A new school year is right around the corner and many families are excitedly preparing to send their little ones off to Kindergarten! When a child starts Kindergarten, it can be a very exciting time but it can also bring up a lot of questions. Is my child ready for kindergarten? What should they be able to do at this age? 

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Classroom Clues

With “back-to-school” time right around the corner, it can be helpful to start reviewing basic strategies that can help your child feel prepared for the classroom. After some time away from the classroom, it is normal for your child to feel unsure of what to do or how to behave. Regardless of what class they are in or what task is being done, here are some tips to give your child to help increase their understanding of the classroom and their expectations:

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Reading Readiness

Your kids are home and you’re worried about their progress in school. For preschoolers and kindergarteners, keeping their reading  skills up may be easier than you think. There are a few simple steps to make sure your child has the foundational skills to be ready to read. 

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