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.
PT’s treat movement dysfunction in individuals diagnosed with:
- cerebral palsy
- muscular dystrophy
- genetic syndromes
- spina bifida
- developmental coordination disorder
- brachial plexus injuries
- club feet
- congenital limb deficiencies
- any other disorder that affects strength, balance, coordination or motor planning
Physical therapy services include:
- Educationally related or school-based PT through partnerships with the Omaha and Bellevue Public Schools. These services, mandated by federal law (Individual with Disabilities Education Act), ensure all children receive the support for accessing and participating in their educational environment.
- Adult and pediatric muscular dystrophy (MDA) care centers. Assessment of motor abilities, treatment strategies, equipment needs and home access are addressed.
- NICU consultation and developmental assessments at Nebraska Medicine or Methodist Women’s Hospital and post-discharge through the Tracking Infant Progress Statewide (TIPS) follow-up clinic. In these settings, PT evaluates movement, strength and motor milestones in infants born prematurely or at risk for motor delays.
- Outpatient, community or home-based services authorized through insurance to address specific functional or movement concerns.