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Pediatric Therapy

Astym-babyMountain 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.

We provide therapies through our outpatient clinic, the West Virginia Birth to Three system, and school contracts.

Physical Therapy

climbing-wallOur 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.

blue-glassesYour 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.

spaghetti-paintOccupational 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
  • And more.

ball-pitOur Services

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

  • West Virginia Birth to Three (www.wvdhhr.org/birth23/)
  • 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)