Pediatric Therapy

Helping your child reach maximum potential

Our pediatric therapy programs help children excel through physical, occupational, feeding and speech language therapy. We offer therapy for children from birth to age 18 with a wide range of needs. Since every child’s needs are unique, our highly trained clinical team will create a specialized plan of care that is just right for your child. We will provide progress updates throughout his/her care, because your involvement is vital to your child’s success in therapy.

Our approach to care

Dignity Health Physical Therapy understands that what you’re experiencing with your child is difficult; we want you to know that you’re not alone. We are committed to partnering with you in caring for one of the most important individuals in your life, your child.

Conditions we treat

We treat a variety of developmental, neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions. Our goal is to enhance your child’s participation in family, community and school activities — based on his or her age and development.

Our Services

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Our physical therapy program can benefit children with conditions including:

    • Brain trauma and injuries
    • Club foot
    • Cerebral palsy — a disorder affecting a child’s muscle tone, movement or posture
    • General orthopedic — injuries to the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles
    • Genetic syndromes — Down syndrome (which can cause developmental and intellectual delays) and muscular dystrophy (which can impact muscle mass and strength)
    • Gross motor skills deficits — such as decreased muscle strength, coordination and balance
    • Hypertonia or hypotonia — abnormally high or weak muscle tone, respectively
    • Post-concussion symptoms — headaches, dizziness and ringing in the ears
    • Spina bifida — a birth defect affecting the spinal cord
    • Stroke
    • Toe walking and other gait impairments
    • Torticollis — a condition causing the head to twist to one side
    • Pediatric pelvic floor therapy
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Our therapists assist children in playing, learning and building the skills and confidence to thrive in their environments. Our occupational therapy program can benefit children with conditions including:

    • Cerebral palsy — a disorder affecting a child’s muscle tone, movement or posture
    • Fine & visual motor skill delays — includes challenges using pencils, puzzles and dressing
    • Self-care
    • Sensory feeding
    • Genetic syndromes — Down syndrome (which can cause developmental and intellectual delays) and muscular dystrophy (which can impact muscle mass and strength)
    • Handwriting difficulties
    • Orthotic and adaptive equipment requirements
    • Poor posture and body mechanics
    • Sensory processing disorders and self-regulation
    • Upper extremity strength and endurance deficits
  • Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

    Our speech-language therapists offer treatment programs specifically designed to treat all aspects of communication, from your child’s first words to the ability to socialize and interact with peers. Our therapy program can benefit children with conditions including:

    • Apraxia of speech — a disorder causing limited and difficulty speech
    • Articular and phonological disorders — difficulty producing sounds
    • Auditory processing disorders
    • Autism spectrum disorders — difficulties with social communication and behavior
    • Cognitive and attention impairments
    • Craniofacial abnormalities — includes cleft lip and palate
    • Delayed speech milestones
    • Fluency disorders — such as stuttering
    • Genetic syndromes — such as Down syndrome (which can cause developmental and intellectual delays)
    • Hearing impairments
    • Neurological disorders — includes cerebral palsy, stroke and traumatic brain injury
    • Oral motor/swallow dysfunction and feeding — includes difficulty chewing or moving the lips, tongue, or jaw when eating

What to expect

Dignity Health Pediatric Therapy uses proven treatment and therapy methods to help your child achieve the best outcome. Our therapists deliver therapy in one-on-one settings, using play-based and structured activities.

Learn more about our pediatric therapy services.