Physical Therapy Services

Physical therapy helps children overcome gross motor deficits in order to achieve functional independence

Why Is Motor Movement Important In A Child’s Life?  Pediatric Physical Therapy helps children to improve gross motor deficits within a child’s play, self-care activities, and daily living events needed to help achieve functional independence for a child.  At Kara Dodds and Associates, our Physical Therapists create individualized therapy plans by first conducting as assessment to determine areas of need. Then, by establishing therapy goals therapists implement a variety of interventions and supports to improve skills.  Our Physical Therapists work with children from infancy through adolescence age, all awhile collaborating with their families and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists to develop an individualized treatment plan.

What Are Goals Of Our Physical Therapists? Goals are to promote independence, increase participation in daily activities, facilitate motor development, improve strength and range of motion, enhance learning opportunities, and get kids back to being kids.

Who Benefits From Physical Therapy? Our Physical Therapists provide evaluation and treatment for individuals that may have difficulty in:

  • Gross motor development
  • Muscle tone & strength development
  • Posture & postural control
  • Pre-gait & gait training
  • Locomotion patterns
  • Neuromuscular function & Endurance
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Body alignment & Range of Motion
  • Environmental adaptations (e.g. seating / positioning)
  • Wheelchair positioning & mobility
  • Splinting, bracing or orthotics

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My son has been going here since 2012 and he's made remarkable progress with his speech.

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Physical Therapy: An Enormously Beneficial Tool for Children With Down Syndrome!

Down Syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder caused by one too many copies of chromosome 21. This extra copy changes the typical way the brain and body develop. As a result, individuals with Down Syndrome can face both physical and mental challenges from birth onward, such as delayed developmental milestones. Other possible challenges include:

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