Physical therapy can help children develop gross motor skills and promote active participation in their home, school, and community environments.
Physical therapy facilitates the improvement of strength, endurance, coordination, mobility, motor control, balance, motor planning, and use of assistive equipment in support of developing various skills. Pediatric physical therapy utilizes specialized training in these areas listed above to to support children and their families in reaching their maximum potential.
Physical therapy is a diverse field that involves working with children, adolescents, and adults with a broad range of diagnoses.
These diagnoses may include:
• Hypotonia (low muscle tone)
• Developmental delay
• Neurological diagnoses (ex: cerebral palsy)
• Toe walking
• Torticollis and plagiocephaly
• Various genetic diagnoses
• and many more
What’s different about physical therapy at B.O.A.?:
At Beth Osten & Associates, we promote utilizing the DIRFloortime® model across all disciplines, including physical therapy. We believe in supporting our clients as a whole and that collaboration is the best way to foster success. Therefore, we provide supportive, family-centered therapy services to our clients during their sessions.
In addition, we strive to communicate and collaborate with other therapy providers and educators on our clients’ team in order to build a cohesive and comprehensive care plan for your family.
Interested in scheduling an evaluation or speaking with one of our physical therapists?
Please call 847.663.1020 ext. 153 to make an appointment.
Other clinical service, methods, and programs we often use in conjunction with physical therapy treatment.
Therapeutic Intensives are daily treatment sessions provided over a short-term, intensive format that are individualized to each client. Treatment disciplines include occupational therapy, physical therapy, and/or speech therapy.
Peer groups are formed on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs of individual clients. Peer groups are tailored to the needs of the children in the group and formed in order to target specific developmental and social goals.
These therapeutic play groups provide extra support in peer and group situations, providing a multi-disciplinary approach in order to increase success within a typical preschool.
Occupational therapy helps children and adults develop the skills needed for play, socialization, learning, and participation in daily activities.
Speech-language pathology addresses a wide range of communicative needs in order to promote effective and functional interactions.
Child development specialists are credentialed through the Early Intervention program (EI) primarily treating children within the EI program.