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pediatric services

Physical Therapy

Children from birth to 18 years of age are evaluated and treated exclusively by trained pediatric therapists. Services are provided in a fun and stimulating environment that is designed to meet the individual needs of our patients. Our therapists have experience with common neurological injuries sustained at birth, during infancy, as well as orthopedic and genetic disorders. Physical therapists address a child's gross motor skills. These include sitting, crawling, standing, walking, running, strength, coordination, and balance.

Specialty Areas

  • Neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT)
  • Myofascal release
  • Infant massage
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists provide skilled, specialized treatment to facilitate performance of activities of daily living. These may include social interaction, perform ance of self-care skills, hand-eye coordination, and sensory/ behavior issues.

Specialty Areas

  • Sensory integrative therapy
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Listening therapy
  • Computers and therapeutic software
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Toy adaptations
  • Fine-motor skills and handwriting

Speech Therapy

Speech/Language pathologists care for all aspects of communication, feeding and swallowing. These include receptive language skills, processing and comprehension, speech production, attention, oral motor skills, feeding and swallowing, and social interaction skills.

Specialty Areas

  • Expressive language
  • Processing and comprehension
  • Augmentative communication training
  • Computers and therapeutic software
  • Feeding and swallowing

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