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Let’s Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month With Indoor Spots to Move and Groove
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October marks a special time here at PTN. Not only are we excited for fall activities with our kids and families, but we also get to spread awareness of National Physical Therapy Month. This is a time when we recognize the importance of physical therapy and also express our gratitude toward the physical therapist (PTs) that make a difference in other people’s lives. At PTN, our physical therapists work tirelessly to help children and their families develop, grow, and move together. 

This month, we are thrilled to feature one of our very own team members, Katie Siegel, PT, DPT.  If you follow our social media accounts, you’ll see tips and insights from Katie shared throughout the course of the next few weeks because she is our October Featured Therapist. In this blog, we wanted to include Katies’s list of places to go with your children as the weather gets cooler. These destinations are Chicago-based and present so many opportunities for fun and learning. Have a look:

Purple Monkey Playroom:  located on Western Avenue, the Purple Monkey Playroom is, “a bright, nurturing destination for young children, parents and caregivers.”  This destination has been the recipient of multiple parent choice awards and has 1,500 sq feet for children to explore.  While kids are playing, parents can have coffee and enjoy wifi. It’s a great spot for giving children some supervised independence while they play and even make new friends. You can learn more about the Purple Monkey Playroom by visiting their website:

Fit City Kids:  this center is located on Lawrence Avenue, and its mission is to, “drive fitness through fun!” Featuring basketball courts, obstacle courses, and other heart-pumping physical activities, Fit City Kids is a great destination if you want to move and have fun while participating in fitness. There are also several camps and classes. If you’re curious about Fit City Kids, you can learn more here:

Itsy Bitsy Play & Café:  this is a “cafe + coworking space with playcare for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers located in the north side Chicago neighborhoods North Center and Lincoln Square.” If you need to get some work done, but are dealing with restless kids who just want to play, move, and have fun, the Itsy Bitsy Play & Café might just be the ideal place to go when it’s cold outside. Parents can work, and kids have access to a natural inspired indoor playground and more. If you’d like to better understand what Itsy Bitsy Play & Café has to offer, visit:

As a Chicago parent, there really is no shortage of indoor places and activities to escape the colder months that naturally come along with Fall and Winter. We hope you learned of a new spot by reading our blog today.  If you have other places you like to go with your children when the months get cold, let us know in the comments section below! 

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