Specialty Programs

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Progressive Pediatric Therapy offers a wide range of specialty programs that our therapists have expertise in.
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Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is a skilled treatment method used by therapists to enhance your child’s functional abilities. The warm, buoyant water enables your child to feel free and have fun in therapy, in a natural environment!

Autism

Through our team of speech, occupational, and physical therapists, Progressive Pediatric Therapy provides a multi-disciplinary approach for the treatment of autism. Our team works together to assess your child’s needs and to develop individualized objectives and treatment plans.

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy, or CI Therapy, is a family of treatments that teach the brain to “rewire” itself. As a result of engaging in repetitive exercises, focusing on use of the affected limb, the patient’s brain “rewires” itself allowing the child to learn how to use their affected arm. CI Therapy is effective in children who have limited use of one side of their body due to diagnoses such as Cerebral Palsy, stroke, head injury, and Brachial Plexus Injury.

Early Intervention

In early intervention, a team of therapists promote the function and engagement of infants and toddlers, and their families, in everyday routines. The team works to enhance a family’s capacity to care for their child and promote his or her development and participation in natural environments.

Handwriting Without Tears

Handwriting Without Tears aims to make legible and fluent handwriting a skill that students can master easily. A wonderful complement to Occupational Therapy, the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum provides a hands-on approach using visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic activities.

Neuro Muscular and Functional Electronical Stimulation

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) devices transmit an electrical impulse to the skin over selected muscle groups by way of electrodes. It is used to facilitate muscles or movements that are weak, whether they were considered to be spastic or not.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment, product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Expert speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists with specialized training assist individuals in achieving their personal best through assistive technology to communicate, write, play, or control their environment.

Pediatric Sports Rehab

Therapists at Progressive Pediatric Therapy understand the unique developmental, physical, and social/emotional needs of the young athlete up to 13 years of age. Our goal in post injury rehab is to allow the young athlete to return to his/her previous level of function using play as motivation during therapy.

Physical Therapy Program for Torticollis

Torticollis is a tightening of a child’s neck muscles, which causes the head to tilt to one side and turn to the other side. This can make it difficult for the child to turn their head for visual tracking, hold their head in an upright position, and perform appropriate upper extremity movements necessary for feeding and play. It can also affect flattening of the child’s face, ear, and head as well as appropriate cleaning of the neck and shoulder.

WheelChair Clinic and Orthotics Clinic Evaluations and Fittings

Children who are patients at PPT and who could benefit from a custom designed wheelchair or custom designed orthotic can participate in the monthly wheelchair and/or orthotics clinics.

Children may require the support of a specially designed seating and mobility system that will optimally promote function and mobility, while providing external support to maintain appropriate postural alignment and control. Custom seating and mobility for a child must be done with careful consideration of the rapid changes that a child will undergo over the course of the next 5 years (the usual funding cycle for custom wc’s), including growth, changes in strength and range of motion, as well as the changing social-emotional needs of the child and family.

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