From infants to young adults, Reid's Children's Therapy Services addresses every area of your child's development - physical, emotional, social and language. Through active play and one-to-one training, we help your children reach their top potential as they storm a fort, climb a mountain, slide down a tree, swing from the rafters, take a ride on a zip line rock climb and jump in a ball pit. Each activity is fun and games for them, but our therapists are working hard to help each child grow stronger in their overall development.
Our physical therapists evaluate and treat infants, children and young adults with neurological, orthopedic or developmental delay problems. They look for and address:
- Gross motor skills and mobility
- Balance, coordination and motor planning skills
- Muscle tone, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness
- Pain relief and rehab following surgery
- Bracing and specialized adaptive equipment
In addition, our facility includes a state-of-the-art aquatic therapy pool and our MASS system, which provides partial support for body weight. The MASS system may be incorporated into an individualized treatment plan to help increase your child's ability to move independently during therapies.
A child's occupation is to grow and play. Our occupational therapists guide children to reach their maximum potential and independence in all areas, including fine motor skills (handwriting, tying shoes or buttoning a shirt), self-care skills, oral motor and feeding habits, and sensory processing skills.
Our speech-language pathologists identify and treat speech and language disorders such as articulation concerns, "late" talking and other language learning problems. We assess and treat your child's communication skills and teach parents strategies to help their children communicate better at home and in the community.
Our social workers collaborate with therapists to provide a supportive environment for parents. They assist parents with insurance, behavior, and school issues and refer families to appropriate community resources when needed. We also can provide family counseling, child/parent counseling, parenting skills training and infant mental health support.
Nutrition & Exercise
Your child's nutrition and eating patterns are vital to overall growth and development. We'll help you find the right foods that will have even the pickiest of eaters eating healthy and growing strong. We also provide you with tips that can get your child up and moving for that much needed daily exercise. And discuss which foods you should avoid or only give your child in moderation. We can also help you assess what is a healthy weight for your child and provide you with information on how you can promote overall healthy behaviors in your home. We also have a special program, STOP, for school-aged children and adolescents who are struggling with weight management to live healthier, more active lifestyles.
Our pediatric therapists are also specialists in early intervention. From birth to age 5, children develop at an accelerated rate. Problems during this period can have long-term effects on the child's development. Our therapists have undergone and continue to undergo extensive, additional training to stay on the cutting edge of treating these young patients. Children respond faster and with much less difficulty when developmental problems are identified at an early age. Often, children will see multiple therapists, and a team approach identifies children who are falling behind the normal developmental milestones. Depending on the child's age, the therapists will assess things like crawling, walking, hand-eye coordination, communication, feeding, social interaction and play skills to determine developmental status.
For more information on our outpatient pediatric rehab services, please call (765) 983-3092.