Pediatric Therapy

speechIs your child delayed in achieving development milestones such as crawling, talking, socially interacting, or walking? Has your child been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy, or developmental delay? Your child may be receiving services through school based therapies or in the birth to 3 program. However, parents are often looking for more practice and individual training than what is provided in these programs. Your insurance may cover additional therapy. Your child will progress quickly when you add additional outpatient occupational, speech, or physical therapy. At ExercisABILITIES, we work with the child and family over their lifespan, offering transition to our adult program as they grow and age out of traditionally pediatric size play and equipment.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Pediatric occupational therapy addresses the child’s difficulties performing the expected activities that occur within their day. A child’s typical roles are play, school (learning), self cares (brushing teeth, bathing) and household chores. Treatment addresses the following:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Social skills in the context of play
  • Attention difficulties
  • Managing arousal levels
  • Upper body strength and coordination
  • Balance
  • Self-help skills, such as feeding, dressing, and bathing
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Personal behavior modulation
  • Following directions and problem solving
  • Positioning, adaptive equipment

SPEECH THERAPY SERVICES

Speech language pathologist can work with your child to improve many areas of communication. Diagnoses include:

  • Autism spectrum
  • Developmental delay
  • Birth-to-3 development needs
  • Down Syndrome, articulation
  • Receptive and expressive language disorders
  • And many more!

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Pediatric physical therapy addresses a variety of limitations and difficulties that a child may be having at home, in the classroom or community. The goal of skilled physical therapy is to enable the child to be able to participate in age appropriate activities and to assist each child to reach their maximum potential. Focus of physical therapy with entail one-on-one care addressing the following:

  • Mobility
  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Strengthening
  • Coordination
  • Stretching
  • Posture and positioning
  • Equipment needs
  • Aquatic therapy

ADAPTIVE FITNESS & NUTRITION PROGRAMS

We offer many programs for children in health, adaptive recreation, and fitness including:

  • ABILITY neurologic recovery post brain or spinal cord injury
  • Forever Strong post-rehab specialized exercise
  • Adaptive youth fitness groups
  • Autism Fitness
  • KidShape child/family obesity program
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Specialized therapy camps

Learn more about Nutrition or Adaptive Fitness

Call for information or watch our newsletter for details.

Ready to Get Started?

Outpatient pediatric therapy and adaptive fitness services are a great addition to your school based programming to assist your child to achieve their goals.

Call today to schedule your child’s evaluation in any or all of our therapy offering at 507-259-7570. Please have your insurance cards, physician order, and all previous evaluation or records available to share when you call.