Pediatric occupational therapists work with children and families to help the child recover from injuries and/or to manage developmental or cognitive disabilities that may affect motor skills, emotions, or behavior. At Karp Rehabilitation, our occupational therapists are board certified in Physical Rehabilitation.
If your child has experienced disabling diseases, congenital conditions, traumatic injury or any other problems that affect their ability to complete daily tasks, working with one of our occupational therapists is an excellent step towards success! An occupational therapist will create an intervention plan to address your child’s physical needs, whether they are being treated for a temporary condition or a long-lasting condition.
Our occupational therapists are specially trained in the treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents. Your child may need treatment if they experience limitations in any of the following areas:
- Gross motor development
- Fine motor development
- Balance and coordination
- Strength and endurance
- Joint mobility
- Breathing and airway clearance
- Eating or feeding
- Activities of daily living
- Perceptual skills
- Cognitive processing/attention
- Sensory processing/integration
Following initial evaluation, our pediatric occupational therapist will create an individualized treatment plan that may include:
- Activities to decrease pain and encourage movement
- Exercises to improve flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and endurance
- Instructions for Home Exercise Programs
- Recommendations for adaptive equipment to promote independent movement
- Family/caregiver education
The goals of this treatment plan include helping your child perform day-to-day tasks that may have been impaired by injuries or cognitive disabilities affecting motor skills, emotions or behavior. Pain, strength, joint range of motion, endurance and gross motor functioning are all target areas of Physical Rehabilitation.
To learn more about occupational therapy for Physical Rehabilitation, simply call Karp Rehabilitation at 604-420-7800!