Where should I park?
There is ample parking, including handicap spaces. We have 4 reserved pediatric parking spots as well as a blue awning in case of inclement weather at the south end of the building by Kroger. From the south entrance, Pediatric Rehabilitation is immediately on your left after the first set of glass doors.
What should I expect the first day?
Your therapist will listen to you and ask you questions about your child's needs. Your therapist will then complete testing to identify your child's therapy needs. This usually takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour per type of therapy. You and your therapist will then discuss goals that you would like your child to work on in therapy as well as how frequently they should come. Your input to the plan and therapy goals is very important.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy (PT) promotes development of gross motor skills, strength, range of motion, balance, and coordination. Physical therapy goals often target developmental milestones like sitting, crawling, standing, and walking.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy (OT) promotes development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills. OT goals often target fine motor developmental milestones like reaching for toys and grasping as well as hand-writing and sensory integration.
What is Speech Therapy?
Speech Therapy promotes development of producing and understanding language, forming correct speech sounds, and feeding. Speech goals often include improving these.
What training does a therapist have?
PT, OT, and Speech Language Pathologists (Speech Therapists) are graduates from accredited professional programs and have professional licenses. We have many therapists with advanced certifications and training, including Pediatrics (Pediatric Certified Specialists), Brain Injury, and Vestibular Rehabilitation.
What if my child gets more than one type of therapy?
We will assign a primary therapist for you. This therapist will be available to discuss any concerns or needs you may have for your child's team of therapists, although you are welcome to discuss individual concerns with any of your child's therapists.
Can I go with my child?
Yes. We definitely encourage family support and participation with therapy.
However, at times some children perform better when their parents or caregivers are not present. In this case, Parents/Caregivers are updated on their child's progress at the end of the treatment session and given activities to work on at home. Please discuss this with your therapist.
What if I have to cancel an appointment?
Please let us know as soon as possible by calling (901) 624-8677. You may leave a message on the voicemail.
What if my child is sick?
We ask that your child be fever/symptom free for 24 hours before resuming therapy. You may contact your primary therapist if you are unsure if you should bring your child to therapy. If your child is hospitalized for illness or surgery, we ask that you bring a doctor's order to resume therapy.
We are missing many appointments, what should we do?
In order for your child to benefit from therapy, we need to provide consistent care. We do have an attendance policy and keep a record of your child's attendance. If we see that your child is not having regular attendance, we may discuss changing your child's therapy schedule, recommend alternative therapy resources, or placing therapy on hold until consistent therapy is possible.
If your child does not show for an appointment for two consecutive visits or your child's attendance falls below 65%, your child will be discharged from therapy. We will need a new prescription from the doctor to resume therapy.
How long will therapy sessions last?
Typically physical and occupational therapy lasts one hour and speech therapy 45 minutes.
How long will my child be in therapy?
Therapy will be recommended for your child if they demonstrate the potential to make functional improvements. We will discuss discontinuing therapy when your child has met all their goals, maximized their function from the program, or another level of care is more appropriate.
Thank you for entrusting us with your care. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at (901) 624-8677.