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Pediatric Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy Centers
in San Diego
Kara Dodds & Associates

San Diego: (619) 692-0622

Santee: (619) 749-7059

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

Funding / Insurance Options

We accept a variety of plans to cover your child’s therapy needs. We bill and work with insurances directly taking the hassle out of it for families. We accept:

  • Tricare (Health Net Federal Services)
  • Kaiser
  • Easter Seals of Southern California
  • San Diego Regional Center (in home or center based)
  • PPO plans including: Anthem Blue Cross, UHC, Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

We will take the lead on determining coverage and finding the best options available with your plan. Call today at 619-692-0622 for more information.

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Mission Valley Center

Kara Dodds & Associates - San Diego
7840 Mission Center Court, Ste. 200
San Diego CA 92108

(619) 692-0622

Monday through Friday: 7:45am6:30pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

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Santee Location

Kara Dodds & Associates - Santee
8840 N. Magnolia Ave Ste 220
Santee CA 92071

(619) 749-7059

Monday through Friday: 7:45am6:30pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

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