Occupational and Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy for children is fun! During sensory-based OT sessions, the therapist and your child interact in a sensory-rich environment. With lots of swinging, spinning, tactile, visual, and auditory opportunities that seem to a child more like a giant playground than a therapy center. Sessions are structured so your child is challenged but always successful in completing each activity. When Occupational Therapy is effective, Children improve their ability to accurately detect, regulate, interpret, and execute appropriate motor and behavioral responses to sensations so they are able to perform everyday “occupations” in a functional manner.

Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments. Physical therapists use their expertise in movement and apply clinical reasoning through the process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention. As primary health care providers, PTs also promote health and wellness as they implement a wide variety of supports for children from infancy through adolescence in collaboration with their families and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists. Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving. -- APTA

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