Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is the evaluation, rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and orthopedic conditions that affect and / or limit an individuals ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. A physical therapist provides evaluation and evidence-based treatment to patients with these conditions and limitations. For example, a physical therapist can assist a patient post surgically to regain muscle strength that can be lost as a result of a rotator cuff repair, total knee / hip replacement, traumatic shoulder dislocation, ACL reconstruction, or fracture to name a few.

Pediatric Physical and
Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy and Pediatric Occupational Physical Therapy assists in early detection of health problems and uses a wide variety of modalities to treat disorders in children. The patient referred to physical and occupational therapy may be disabled or delayed in development by illness, accident, birth defect, or complications. At Kids in Motion, our therapists are specialized in the rehabilitation, treatment, and educational management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders and diseases. Treatment focuses on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance, as well as cognitive and sensory processing and integration.

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Pediatric Speech Therapy assists children with communication delays, deficits, or disorders. The patient referred to speech therapy may be unable to produce age appropriate sounds or use age appropriate grammar. Children may experience frustration in understanding what is being said to them and maintain a conversation, or experience difficulties which affect the patients ability to eat, drink, or speak. Through therapeutic play activities a speech therapist will provide treatment to correct communication delays.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is the evaluation and treatment of functional limitations including therapeutic techniques to restore a patients ability to perform normal every day activities such as eating, dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, and personal hygiene. An occupational therapist provides evaluation and evidence-based treatment of patients whose impaired functional ability interferes with their every day life activities. For example, an occupational therapist assists patients post surgically to regain motor coordination and retain muscle movements that are required for putting on a shirt or pair of pants, combing ones hair, or writing his or her name.

Anodyne Infrared Therapy

Anodyne Infrared Therapy Systems are medical devices that are indicated to increase circulation and reduce pain, stiffness, and muscle spasm using monochromatic infrared energy(MIRE) to release nitric oxide from the patient's red blood cells. This treatment improves nerve function and is important for making new blood cells and healing wounds. Patients with diabetes, neuropathy, foot ulcers and other chronic wounds may benefit from this treatment.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a specialized healthcare practice that involves a client / patient centered session working to heal the body. A massage therapy session involves individual assessment and treatment planning including treatment through manipulation of soft tissue, circulatory fluids, and energy fields to affect and benefit all body systems. A massage therapist is a licensed professional who provides this service. Massage therapy has a variety of therapeutic applications to improve overall health and wellness including stress relief / reduction, relaxation, breakdown of scar tissue build-up, general pain relief and facilitation of circulation.

The McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method is a comprehensive approach to the spine, based on sound principles and fundamentals which include specific extension exercises. The McKenzie treatment emphasizes education and active patient involvement in the management of their treatment in order to decrease pain quickly and restore function and independence, minimizing the number of visits to the clinic.

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathology is a specialized sector of rehabilitation practice that involves the diagnosis and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. A speech-language pathologist provides diagnosis and treatment for communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan from infancy to geriatrics. Speech-language pathologists assist patients with difficulties swallowing or communicating that may be the result of a stroke related incident. While all three rehabilitation specialties are different in their areas of expertise, all three work collaboratively to provide the best possible evidence-based treatment approach for our patients.