PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical TherapyIndependent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy’s physical therapy services address the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of movement dysfunctions and enhancement of children’s physical health and functional abilities.

We help children overcome their physical challenges and achieve their maximum potential. As physical therapists specializing in pediatrics, we assist children in developing independence and safe methods to participate in the home, community, classroom and playground.

At Independent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy, our physical therapists are concerned with children’s ability to take part in important movement activities such as crawling and walking, running, playing games, participating in sports, and in other important physical interactions with the world around them. In addition, for children who rely on mobility aids such as wheelchairs, orthotics and other supports, our therapists work to ensure successful and safe navigation within their environments.

Physical therapy at Independent Living Inc. provides evaluation, treatment and consultation in the following areas:

  • Gross motor development
  • Muscle tone and strength
  • Posture/postural control
  • Pre-gait and gait training
  • Home exercise programs/ family training
  • Neuromuscular function
  • Endurance
  • Musculo-skeletal conditions
  • Body alignment
  • Environmental adaptations/seating and positioning
  • Wheelchair positioning and mobility
  • Splinting/bracing/orthotics

Physical therapists may incorporate many treatment approaches, including stretching, massage, mobilization, strengthening and endurance training to enhance the child’s capabilities and prevent deformities and contractures. We also assess and modify environmental obstacles that might impede optimal performance. We will provide these services at your home or at our clinic.

We also provide these services for public schools, daycares and private schools.

Other physical therapy services include:

  • Brian Gym®
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • DIR®/Floortime™
  • Electrical Stimulation Therapy (ESTIM)
  • Kinesio Taping® Method
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
  • SCERTS®
  • Sensory Integration
  • Splinting
  • The Alert Program®
  • Therapeutic Listening™