Therapy at the zone offers pediatric occupational, physical, and speech and language therapy.
The physical therapy services have a primary focus on motor coordination, posture, fine and gross motor strength/endurance and sensory integration as related to tone, motor planning and coordination. We serve children between the ages of 0-21 years with various diagnoses such as torticollis, S.I disorders, developmental delays, autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, and downs syndrome. Our diversely qualified staff strives to create a difference in the quality of lives of these children and their family unit.
Your child may need Physical Therapy services if he or she exhibits these below behaviors.
- Seeks constant movement.
- Is fearful of playground equipment like swings, slides, and ladders.
- Appears clumsy, frequent falls, bumps into or trips over things.
- Has difficulty with gross motor tasks like stairs, jumping, skipping, standing on one foot, ball skills, bike riding.
- Stands with poor posture
- Walks on toes
Some Diagnoses that Physical Therapists treat include:
- Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
- Developmental Delay
- Prematurity and High Risk infants
- Balance and coordination disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Birth or Traumatic Brain Injury
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Handwriting struggles, Dysgraphia
Sensory Integration Therapy
Sensory integration is the brain’s ability to take in, process, and organize sensory information that we perceive through different sensory systems in our bodies. Through our senses, we develop an understanding of our world, and it drives motor development. Typically this occurs without us even being aware. Our sensory systems working together allow us to do activities successfully. If a child has sensory integration dysfunction, it is not likely that he or she will “grow out of it”. Sensory integration dysfunction can be considered a hidden problem because it is not as noticeable as physical impairments or speech delays (PTN, 2004). When a problem is difficult to see or understand, parents and children may begin to blame themselves which can result in family tension, poor self-esteem and a general feeling of hopelessness. Interventions based on Sensory Integration Therapy is child-directed; sensory experiences are enhanced through meaningful play.
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)
iLs is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function. Based on clinically proven outcomes, iLs programs utilize psychoacoustically modified music to strengthen existing pathways and create new neural connections/pathways in the brain (“neuroplasticity”). iLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system, influencing the following systems: balance, visual, auditory, motor, coordination, behavior and emotional regulation.
What is iLs?
iLs is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function. It is an enjoyable activity, or “exercise”, which can be customized for all ages and skill levels for implementation in clinic, school or home.
Who Can Benefit?
iLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system, influencing the following systems: balance, visual, auditory, motor, coordination, behavior and emotional regulation. As a result, it is successfully implemented for a wide variety of conditions:
- Learning difficulties, reading, auditory processing
- Attention & regulation
- Sensory processing
- Speech & Language
- Autism and other neuro-developmental difficulties
If you have questions or feel we can help, contact us today and speak to one of our qualified therapists and let Therapy at the Zone make a difference in your child’s life.