~ Occupational Therapy
~ Speech & Language Therapy
~ Special Instruction
~ Family Training
~ Parent-Child Group
~ Early Intervention Services
Physical Therapy is the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of children who demonstrate limitations of functional movement.
Some areas that physical therapists work on may include:
Our therapists strive to make personalized treatment sessions fun, interactive and educational. We believe each child is unique and work towards gaining independence in typical activities as they occur within the lives of the child and family. We continuously assess and monitor for progress. Our physical therapists believe strongly in the importance of parent and family involvement to establish goals and to provide carryover of activities and exercises.
- Development of motor milestones such as rolling, sitting, crawling, walking
- Development of gross motor skills such as jumping, climbing, running, skipping, ball handling skills
- Balance and coordination
- Core and limb muscle strength and aerobic endurance
- Analysis of gait (walking) and climbing stairs
- Postural control and alignment
- Muscle tone and joint range of motion
- Analysis of movement patterns and motor planning
- Sensory motor integration- the organization of sensory information from one’s own body and the environment to allow our bodies to move more effectively
- Individualized home exercise programs
- Adaptive equipment and bracing
- Consultation and collaboration with other service providers to maximize carryover of goals.