EA Pediatrics

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Expansion of EA Pediatrics

ExercisAbilities has the opportunity to expand our Pediatric program. We will be able to add more therapy staff. We will have additional group class space for autism fitness, parent therapeutic education, and family healthy living programs. We will be ready to serve at least 50% of families and children with disabilities in our community in all of our various programs-up to 1,200 per year! Learn more about the Raise the Roof campaign here!

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Is your child delayed in achieving developmental milestones such as crawling, talking, socially interacting, or walking? Does your child seem to have more difficulty than other children their age with anxiety or challenges with the way they process incoming information? You may even notice this interferes with their participation or independence in daily skills. Has your child been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy, or developmental delay? Children can often benefit from more practice and individual training than what is provided in school-based or birth to 3 therapy programs. This additional therapy is covered by most insurance. Your child will progress quickly when they participate in outpatient occupational, speech, or physical therapy. At ExercisAbilities, we work with the child and family over their lifespan, offering a smooth transition to our adult program as they grow out of pediatric equipment or play and take on new roles in the community.

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 will entail one-on-one care addressing the following:

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

Client Story: @AlongsideAna

“Ana has been surviving cancer for 12 years.  Most pediatric cancer parents can attest, the battle is accompanied with numerous short- and long-term side effects that dramatically impact the quality of life.  During and following surgeries and treatments, Ana experienced decreased strength, balance, coordination, and fine motor abilities, as well as weakness and fatigue, pain, drug-induced peripheral neuropathy, foot drop, and executive dysfunction…CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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Sensory Processing & Sensory Processing Differences

SUMMER CAMPS, ADAPTIVE FITNESS & NUTRITION PROGRAMS

We offer many pediatric programs in health, fitness, nutrition, and adaptive recreation.

Call for more information or watch our newsletter for details of upcoming classes and camps. If you would like to be included in our newsletter distribution list, please email annie@exercisabilities.org.

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.