SERVICES

We provide comprehensive care for your child by collaborating with families and patients to create client-centered goals. Our multidisciplinary approach ensures that your child receives the best care possible from our physical, occupational, and speech therapy team!

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our highly skilled physical therapy team direct their efforts to maintaining, gaining, and restoring physical functioning of multiple body systems in our pediatric patients. This involves improving muscle strength, range of motion, gait, balance, coordination, posture, movement, and much more. Diagnoses frequently treated by our physical therapists include torticollis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, and pediatric orthopedic conditions. Our physical therapists have additional experience and training in ribcage management, neurodevelopmental treatment, bowel and bladder management, lower extremity orthotic fabrication, wheelchair fitting, equipment evaluation, and aquatic therapy.

SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD MAY NEED PHYSICAL THERAPY

Does your child do any of the following?

  • Complain of pain or have difficulty performing gross motor tasks
  • Walk in an awkward or atypical pattern, such as walking on tip toe
  • In infants, have a strong preference for turning or tilting their head to one side
  • Trip or fall frequently when walking, or seem clumsy and uncoordinated
  • Have difficulty keeping up with peers during play

If your child displays difficulty with any of these areas, or you have questions about whether a physical therapy evaluation is appropriate for your child, please call or email us for more information.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of everyday activities, or occupations, to help an individual participate in the things they want and need to do. Our team of pediatric occupational therapists are skilled in treating children with a variety of conditions and diagnoses to help them participate fully in school and social situations, home and self-care tasks, and the community. Common diagnoses and conditions we treat include cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, fine motor delay, and visual perceptual deficits. Our knowledgeable occupational therapy team offers a variety of specialized services such as custom upper extremity orthotic fabrication, feeding intervention, infant evaluation and treatment, and aquatic therapy.

SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD MAY NEED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Does your child do any of the following?

  • Difficulty performing self-care tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and toileting
  • Messy handwriting or difficulty typing
  • Struggle to engage in purposeful play, such as difficulty playing with toys appropriately
  • Does not seem to understand social cues or maintain appropriate space with peers
  • Severe reactions to everyday situations, such as grocery stores, loud noises, haircuts, etc.
  • Trouble with feeding or is a very picky eater

If your child displays difficulty with any of these areas, or you have questions about whether an occupational therapy evaluation is appropriate for your child, please call or email us for more information.

SPEECH THERAPY

Certified Speech-Language pathologists work with your child to address numerous speech and language disorders. A speech disorder refers to a problem with the production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a problem with putting words or ideas together in order to communicate effectively. Common types of speech and language disorders treated at our facility include phonological disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, and pragmatic/social disorders.

SIGNS THAT YOUR CHILD MAY NEED SPEECH/LANGUAGE THERAPY

Does your child have difficulty with any of the following areas?

  • Interacting socially, such as understanding and making social gestures or interacting with others
  • Making sounds or saying words
  • Combining two or more words together
  • Communicating with peers or other adults
  • Following verbal instructions

If your child displays difficulty with any of these areas, or you have questions about whether a speech/language therapy evaluation is appropriate for your child, please call or email us for more information.

WHAT IS AQUATIC THERAPY?

Aquatic therapy involves the use of water as a therapeutic medium to help restore, improve, and enhance functioning of patients. Benefits of aquatic therapy include:

  • Ideal environment for exercise by reducing spasticity, relaxing muscles, and decreasing pain and pressure on joints
  • Provides opportunities for a wide range of movement while protecting against injury
  • Helps to improve posture, balance, and coordination
  • Allows for practice tolerating a sensory stimulating environment
  • Helps with cognitive improvements such as attention, focus, body awareness, and safety awareness
  • Can increase independence and quality of life

Aquatic therapy is provided by our experienced occupational and physical therapists and takes place at our partner location, Eagle Mount. For more information on this service, please contact us for an occupational or physical therapy evaluation.

WHAT IS PEDIATRIC PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION?

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a conservative and non-invasive treatment method to help children gain appropriate bowel and bladder control. The muscles of the pelvic floor act as a sling between the pubic bone and sacrum of our pelvis. When these muscles are not working appropriately it can impair normal bowel/bladder function and can cause urinary/fecal incontinence, bed wetting, and constipation.

How can pelvic floor physical therapy help my child?

  • Pelvic floor muscle retraining with use of surface EMG/biofeedback, a non-invasive treatment approach that is a fun and interactive way to motivate your child to activate their pelvic floor muscles correctly
  • Bowel/bladder diaries to assess bowel/bladder function and track progress
  • Constipation management programs
  • Development of voiding schedules
  • Education regarding normal and abnormal bowel/bladder function
  • Postural education to promote relaxation while toileting