Pediatric Therapy


Pediatric TherapyOur pediatric therapists (PTs, OTs, STs) work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and promote active participation in home, school and community environments.   We use a multidisciplinary approach when treating children.  Each professional works independently, but recognizes and values contributions of other team members.  When necessary, we collaborate to ensure that your child receives the best possible comprehensive care at our facility.  Below, we have listed more detailed information regarding each specific discipline.

Physical Therapy

When your child comes to our clinic, our PTs will use their expertise to perform an examination and develop an intervention customized to your child’s specific needs. Our goals include:
  • promoting independence
  • increasing participation
  • facilitating motor development and function
  • improving strength and endurance
  • enhancing learning
  • easing challenges with daily caregiving
Additionally, our PTs often collaborate with other medical professionals including pediatricians, orthopedic specialists, neurologists, pediatric orthotists, and durable medical equipment vendors to further meet the needs of your child.
 
Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work on occupations  or activities that support the health, well being and development of an individual (AOTA 2008). The role of OT in our setting includes:
  • addressing  areas of sensory integration
  • fine motor development
  • environmental exploration
  • play skills and self-care such as dressing
  • grooming
  • Self-feeding
 In the case of childhood injuries, OT’s also assist in the rehab of upper extremity injuries through activities that increase ROM, strength, endurance and function.
 
Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologists serve individuals, families and groups from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Services are provided based on applying the best available research evidence, using expert clinical judgments and considering the patient’s individual preferences and values. Our speech-language pathologists address typical and atypical communication and swallowing in the following areas:
  • speech sound production
  • voice
  • fluency
  • language (comprehension and expression
  • cognition
  • feeding and swallowing

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