PhysioKids® has a dedicated team of the industry’s leading pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapists who help children live better, work smarter and play harder. Children "live better" through therapies that help them reach developmental milestones, "work smarter" by improving skills that help with school work, or even just the "work" of youthful play and "play harder"® through our sports rehabilitation and performance programs.

PhysioKids® Services

Whether it be support with developmental milestones, treatment that enables more positive social and school experiences, sports injury programs or other pediatric-specific support, PhysioKids® applies the latest pediatric treatments in a play-based environment to ensure each child, from birth to 21, gets the care they need.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

At PhysioKids®, our focus is on your child. Our team of physical therapists are dedicated to providing customized one-on-one care that helps children with developmental, neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions to restore and enhance their mobility and enable them to participate in age appropriate activities. Our clinicians utilize therapies in a play-based environment that can help children increase their strength, balance, coordination and motor skills.

Our Pediatric Physical Therapy programs can provide significant benefits for these and other conditions:

  • Gross Motor Skill Deficits
  • Limitations of range of motion & strength
  • Balance & coordination difficulties
  • Assessment for orthotics & equipment
  • Toe walking related to tight heel cords
  • Genetic Syndromes (Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Trauma/Injuries
  • Developmental Delays
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Hypotonia
  • Torticollis
  • General Orthopedic Injuries

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Our PhysioKids® occupational therapists utilize the most current evaluation tools and clinical standards in determining the appropriate treatment for your child. Through individualized evaluations, our therapists find solutions to help maximize independence and increase participation in daily activities, including self-care, learning and play. Helping each child live better, work smarter and play harder® is at the core of everything we do.

Occupation therapy can address these areas of concern:

  • Visual Skills & Fine Motor Delay
  • Oral aversion and feeding skills
  • Upper extremity strength and endurance
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Social skills and social thinking development
  • Neuromuscular & developmental performance
  • Postural training & body mechanics
  • Orthotic & adaptive equipment
  • Genetic Syndromes (Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy)

Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

PhysioKids®' Speech-Language Pathologists offer child-centered and play-based therapy to maximize participation and create a fun learning environment. Our treatment programs are specifically designed and customized to treat all aspects of communication from a child’s first words to their ability to socialize and interact with peers. Speech-Language Pathologists also focus on listening and comprehension skills, a child’s ability to use vocabulary and grammar appropriately, and conversational skills. In addition to receptive and expressive language, Speech-Language Pathologists target articulation of speech sounds as well as speech fluency and voice disorders in order to improve a child’s ability to be understood within their environment. Additionally, PhysioKids®' Speech-Language Pathologists also have the expertise to evaluate and treat disorders and difficulties related to feeding and swallowing to help ensure adequate nutrition for healthy growth and development which are critical for children to live better, work smarter and play harder.®

Our Speech Language Therapy program can provide significant benefits for these and other concerns:

  • Oral motor, swallowing and choking related feeding concerns
  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Cognitive/Attention Impairment
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Genetic Syndromes (e.g. Down Syndrome)
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Neurological Disorders (Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Voice Disorders

Social Thinking Program

At select PhysioKid’s locations we offer social skills group therapy to encourage kids to use Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® vocabulary and principles. This is accomplished by improving a child/adolescent’s ability to “share space with others, think about others in the shared environment and regulate one’s own behavior to other people’s thoughts or expectations,” (Winner). Each session is run by a licensed occupational therapist or speech/language pathologist and lasts for approximately 45 minutes.

This program involves:

  • Working in Groups
  • Identifying expected and unexpected behaviors in self and others and how those behavior impact the thoughts others have about them
  • Thinking about what others are thinking about
  • Understanding that others are thinking about them
  • Realizing that social thinking is done in all environments (school, home, community)

Who is a good candidate for social thinking groups?

  • Children who use Alternative Assistive Communication devices
  • Children with the diagnosis of Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
  • Children with the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Children who have a diagnosis of Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • Children who are unable to communicate verbally who could benefit from learning to imitate peer behavior in play
  • Preteens and Adolescents who are having difficulty with maintaining social relationships and/or understanding nonverbal social cues
Contact your local clinic for more information or to register your child.

Feeding Dysfunction Program

PhysioKids® has programs to help create positive mealtimes. We understand mealtimes from the perspective of the child and family and help children master mealtime skills with confidence and enjoyment. Our therapists look past the mouth and into the bigger picture of mealtime by identifying strategies for treatment of medical, oral, motor, sensory, emotional and environmental challenges that affect feeding. Our approach allows interaction with food in a playful, non-stressful way.

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