Pediatrics

Mountain River Physical Therapy’s Pediatric Therapy team serves infants, children, teens and young adults with special needs. We are committed to focusing on the whole family as we work together to help accomplish the goals and dreams of the child. We strive to make a difference in your child’s life. We assess each child individually, addressing life skills that are meaningful to the child and the family.

Our clinic helps children with developmental delays, autism, neurologic and orthopedic disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and a wide array of diagnoses.

We currently offer physical therapy and occupational therapy services. Services include an evaluation, individual treatment, consultation, parent/caregiver training, and community education services.

Our highly qualified team of pediatric physical therapists treat children of all ages who have difficulties with motor skills. We help children become as independent as possible with respect to strength, endurance, balance, coordination, and mobility. This includes in the home, community, school and playground. Pediatric therapy is provided through a play-based approach to keep the child motivated and invested in the therapeutic process.

Our pediatric therapy team draws from years of expertise in a variety of pediatric therapy settings and approaches. We often make recommendations regarding assistive technology and assistive devices. Our team will help assess positioning and use/fit of adaptive equipment. Patient, family and teacher education and training are an essential part of our therapy program.

Free Screen on Us

We offer complimentary screens at all Mountain River PT locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

Your child might need physical therapy to address the following areas and conditions:

  • Walking and mobility
  • Balance
  • Motor skill development
  • Coordination
  • ASTYM
  • Taping techniques
  • Neuromuscular issues
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Wheelchair positioning and mobility
  • Assistive devices and technology
  • Environmental modifications
  • Developmental delay
  • Low/high muscle tone
  • Torticollis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • And more.

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on the daily “occupations” of childhood such as play, socialization, self-care and school performance. We help the family and child develop the skills needed for functional independence for daily life. Pediatric therapy is provided through a play-based approach to keep the child motivated and invested in the therapeutic process.

Our pediatric therapy team draws from years of expertise in a variety of pediatric therapy settings and approaches. Our occupational therapists are highly trained in sensory processing disorder and executive thinking skills.  They are also experts in creating sensory diets for children.

Occupational therapy focuses on the following areas and conditions:

  • Sensory processing
  • Play and socialization
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual perceptual/visual-motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Self-care
  • Adaptive equipment and technology
  • Environmental modifications
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ADHD
  • Sensory based feeding problems – Our staff is trained in the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) program which is designed to assess and treat children with feeding difficulties.
  • And more.

Speech Therapy

Pediatric speech therapy provides diagnostic and treatment services for children with speech, language, cognitive, oral motor, and feeding difficulties. With functionality in mind, our speech-language pathologist hopes to optimize quality of life for children and their families by increasing necessary communication and feeding skills. We target skills that will help your child at home, school, and social events.

Speech therapy focuses on the following:

  • Saying sounds and words that cannot be understood
  • Understanding language and following directions
  • Expressing ideas, emotions, wants, and needs
  • Developing appropriate social skills
  • Written language
  • Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) ranging from low-tech to high-tech communication devices for non-verbal children
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Voice disorders
  • Rehabilitation for children with hearing loss
  • Oral motor issues
  • Safe feeding and swallowing
  • Cognition (attention, memory, problem solving, etc.)

Ready to get back to your life? Your road to recovery starts now.

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Here’s what some of our patients had to say

Her physical therapist took the time to explain how her home exercises would help during therapy and after. “I have continued using the exercises even though I have finished with my therapy.” She was happy with her therapy and everyone involved. Really excited that the exercises continue to help her with her arthritis.

five stars RE: Mary S. Mountain River Patient

Thanks so much for everything you have done for me. You have a very professional staff in a laid back atmosphere. You all worked me hard and still cared for my well being. To Ed & Melody, thank you for making me feel as if I was your only patient. You guys are great! Thanks…

five stars Mike B. Mountain River Patient

I just wanted to thank you again for getting to the root of my knee pain so quickly and finding the remedy that took my ugly limp away. With the limp I looked like an old sixty-one, now I will be able to chase down anyone within ten years of my age. I took a…

five stars Dan H. Mountain River Patient

I am extremely satisfied with the care and treatment that Justin, his assistant Jeff, and all the other great people at Mountain River Physical Therapy (gave me). They are knowledgeable, kind, and encouraging. When you allow them to treat you back to full health, you will not be disappointed.

five stars Nick M. Mountain River Patient

… I recently used your facility for recovery from surgery on my spine. I think because of the great people there and their ability to really help and care for the patient’s needs, I was able to recover faster than normal.

five stars Kevin S. Mountain River Patient

Last week I was in Biloxi & Pascagoula, MS with other Wood County Habitat for Humanity folks putting new houses together… No major back or leg problems. An entire year has gone by without my needing your attention/care. I can now go up 2 flights of stairs without needing the railing.

five stars Kay H. Mountain River Patient

I have done physical therapy a few times and I have never ever worked with such wonderful and kind people as you.

five stars Linda S. Mountain River Patient

I can honesty say your staff and their buoyant attitudes made going to physical therapy an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I commend their professionalism and dedication to their patients.

five stars Richard D. Mountain River Patient

You just can not imagine how much I appreciate you and your wisdom! If you had not found my torn patella tendon, I’d still be falling and the problem would have never been fixed!

five stars Issie D. Mountain River Patient

Your smile and laughter kept my spirits high… while your expertise helped me get back on my feet. You have my thanks and gratitude for all the time you spent assisting my recovery.

five stars Sue W. Mountain River Patient

Is pediatric treatment right for your child?

The Pediatric Therapy team of Mountain River Physical Therapy serves children of all ages in the following settings:

  • School settings
  • Outpatient setting – Garfield Medical Complex
  • Summer groups and camps held at our outpatient facility (link for list of summer camps for the year)
  • Parent connection information groups held at our outpatient facility (link for list of parent connection group schedule)

Schedule an appointment or call us at (855) 517-1655.

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