Small Strides Physical Therapy provides mobile, in-home or community based therapy services to children ages 0-5 years in the greater Newburyport, MA area.
Education on optimal positioning to encourage counter pressure to flat parts of head and stretching to decrease body tension that may be contributing to flatness.
Improvement of flexibility and symmetry of development with a whole body strengthening and strretching approach.
Oral Motor Dysfunction
Pre and Post therapy for tongue/lip releases. Assessment and guidance around areas of oral motor difficulty and how it may be affecting the child's general mobility and acquisition of gross motor milestones.
Therapy focuses in on your child's ability and where to progress to. Such skills as tummy time, rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, stairs, and jumping are emphasized.
The initial evaluation will determine your child's current gross abilities, develop a plan of care, including family-oriented goals, and provide your family with treatment options. The length of the evaluation will depend on the specific concerns, the assessments that need to be performed, and the child's ability to follow directions, but is commonly around 60 minutes long.
After the evaluation, if treatments are recommended, a plan will be established for the frequency and length of sessions. Generally, treatments occur in a weekly, bimonthly, or monthly fashion depending on the needs of the child and the family's comfort with carryover. The length of treatments will commonly be from 45-60 minutes depending on the child's tolerance.
Wellness checks consist of a 45-minute session focusing on ways to encourage age-appropriate gross motor development in order to avoid chances of future complications. Education will be provided on gross motor milestones, age-appropriate toys, environmental set up, purposeful play activities, and ways to promote continued growth for your child. This service cannot be reimbursed by insurance.
Small Strides Physical Therapy offers mobile, in-home or community-based pediatric physical therapy services for children ages 0-5 years in the areas surrounding Newburyport, MA (Newburyport, Amesbury, Newbury, West Newbury, Georgetown, Ipswich, Rowley, Salisbury, Boxford, Merrimac, Groveland, Haverhill).