Physical therapy is a specialized therapeutic treatment which is focused on improving the body’s ability to move and then learn new skills through movement. We understand that all children are unique and not everyone fits into a specific therapy model, so by individualizing treatments we are able to provide the most effective intervention for each patient.
At Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies, our physical therapists are highly trained to assess and provide treatment to children from birth to young adults. The goal is to provide each client with the skills to achieve and sustain their highest level of independence.
Ankle foot orthotics are devices that support or correct musculoskeletal deformities and/or abnormalities of the ankles, arches and feet. Patients can be casted to provide optimum fit and control or there are also less expensive off-the-shelf models. At Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies our physical therapists have received special training to assess whether your child will benefit from orthotics, select which type of orthotic will provide optimal results and cast and fit Cascade DAFO’s (dynamic ankle foot orthotics). Therapists will also train the family on how to put orthotics on, the wear schedule and how to monitor orthotic fit.
Aquatic therapy is a wonderful medium for treating neuromuscular type disabilities such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophies because of the principals of water such as weight relief, buoyancy and hydrodynamics to minimize impairments and improve functional performance.
Warm water Aquatic Therapy is offered at our McMinnville location.
Partial Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training
PBWSTT is task-specific gait training using a harness to provide partial body weight support in conjunction with a motorized treadmill. Locomotor training using PBWSTT allows the physical therapist to provide manual assistance to help the child simulate a more “normalized” walking pattern.
Functional Mobility is helping the body to move and incorporate independent skills with a purpose. It's more than just muscle strength and flexibility training because muscles must have the ability to move properly and maintain their strength during movement.