Pediatric Physical Therapy at Munroe-Meyer Institute
MMI’s Department of Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) works with you or your child to promote mobility and motor function.
By improving strength, balance, coordination, endurance and motor planning or motor problem-solving, PT helps every client to move, play and explore their world.
By definition, pediatric physical therapy services “promote independence, increase participation, facilitate motor development and function, improve strength and endurance, enhance learning opportunities and ease challenges with daily caregiving for children and adults with developmental disabilities or movement dysfunction".
With over 200 years of collective experience, our team of clinical experts boasts board-certified pediatric specialists, certified assistive technology professionals and certified car seat specialists.
Pediatric PT’s treat motor concerns in children and young adults with:
- Developmental delays
- cerebral palsy
- muscular dystrophy
- genetic syndromes
- spina bifida
- developmental coordination disorder
- brachial plexus injuries
- congenital limb deficiencies
- any condition that affects strength, balance, coordination or motor development
Pediatric PT services at MMI include:
- School-based PT through the Omaha and Bellevue Public Schools. These services make sure your child can safely play and move about in their school setting.
- Clinic, community or home-based PT to address yours or your child’s motor concerns.
- Aquatic PT to promote your or your child’s strength, endurance and motor function.
- Car Seat evaluations for any child that needs a special seat.
- Equipment and orthotic evaluations to help you or your child with mobility and safety.
- Pelvic floor PT designed for young adults with developmental disabilities.
- Motor evaluations at Nebraska Medicine or Methodist Women’s Hospital NICUs and post-discharge through the Tracking Infant Progress Statewide (TIPS) follow-up clinic.
- Short-term, intensive programs to address you or your child’s mobility or motor function.