Physical therapy helps increase quality of life by improving mobility and coordination for people with impairments or disabilities. Our physical therapists help clients achieve these goals by helping them become more aware of their physical body. When people are aware of how they move they can learn to move differently to change long held patterns of movements that affect posture, coordination, sensation, balance, strength, and pain. We use a one-on-one approach to improve selected areas based on medical necessity. In other words, there must be a gross motor deficit that is impacting the child’s ability to function safely in daily life.
We specialize in working with children, from those with diagnosed special needs to those who are struggling to keep up with their peers, focusing on improving their ability to function safely in all environments. The therapeutic interventions may include, but are not limited to, exercise, neuromuscular re-education incorporating Feldenkrais principles, manual therapy, guided movement on therapy equipment, gait training, patient and caregiver education, and development of a home program. A physician’s prescription is required for Physical Therapy services.