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Little Feet Therapy provides mobile and clinic based
pediatric occupational therapy and physical therapy
Pediatric Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Treatments
If your child has a physical, developmental, or neurological condition, we can help.
Here at Little Feet Therapy, we offer pediatric therapeutic services for a wide range of different conditions, including:
Does your child get stressed out around bright lights or loud noises? Do they recoil when touched or have poor balance? Do they hate wearing certain types of clothing?
If so, these are all potential symptoms of sensory processing disorder, a condition that affects how your child’s brain processes the information from their senses. Pediatric therapeutic services can help your child manage this condition.
Does your child seem to be falling behind their peers when it comes to reaching certain milestones? Are the other kids in your play group learning to walk and talk while your child struggles to make progress?
If so, there could be an underlying condition causing these developmental delays. Whatever the cause, your pediatric therapist can help your child develop their motor skills and keep up with their peers.
Is your child having difficulty learning to walk? Are larger movements like running, jumping, sitting, or rolling not coming naturally? Do they seem clumsy or fall often?
If so, these are the signs of a delay in gross motor skills development. There are a number of different reasons for gross motor skills delays, but pediatric physical therapy can help your child develop their skills and enjoy a more independent life.
Does your child struggle in school? Are they inattentive or hyperactive? Do they have trouble focusing on the tasks at hand?
If so, these are all hallmark signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. This is a common disorder that affects up to 10% of American children. As our understanding of ADHD has grown, so have therapeutic treatments for ADHD – Little Feet Therapy can help.
About The Little Feet Therapy Clinics
Founded in 2019 by pediatric physical therapist Shawn Leis, Little Feet Therapy works with children from 2 months to 18 years old with physical and developmental concerns.
Are you a parent or primary caregiver to a child with unique needs? If so, you know how stressful it can be to receive a diagnosis.
That means at Little Feet Therapy, we come to you. Whether in your child’s school, their day care center, your home, or anywhere else in the community where they spend time, we’ll meet you there.
Not only is this easier on your schedule as a parent, but research has shown that pediatric therapy in your child’s own environment is more effective.
If your child has a physical or developmental disorder, or you suspect they might, we can help. Book your appointment with Little Feet Therapy today.
“Parents are always juggling so much and have a ton their plate which made it difficult for them to make the time to bring their kids for pediatric therapy sessions even when they knew the benefits,” says Leis.
“So I started Little Feet with the idea of providing therapy in a child’s natural setting”
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Pediatric Therapy Services
Below, you’ll find out more about the type of pediatric therapy services offered here Little Feet Therapy.
You might hear the word “occupational” and assume it’s related to a job, but the word refers to any activity that occupies our time. For kids, their occupation is to explore the world around them, develop their fine motor skills and social skills, and learn to read, write, and the other basics of school and daily self care.
If your child is having trouble with any of the above, pediatric occupational therapy treatments can help.
Children begin to develop their physical skills from the minute they’re born. But if your child is behind their peers, due to an unknown cause or a condition like cerebral palsy, torticollis, autism spectrum disorder, or another developmental disorder, it can cause difficulties in their physical development.
A pediatric physical therapist can help your child overcome their physical limitations and enjoy a more independent life.
If your child seems to get overwhelmed in the face of loud noises or bright lights, it’s possible they may have sensory processing disorder. This is a disorder related to how your child’s brain processes sensory information, and it can cause significant difficulties for them throughout their life.
Sensory integration techniques are designed to help your child learn to process their sensory input more effectively to manage their condition.
When a child is first born, they’re a blank slate, so to speak. They learn an incredible amount in the first few years of life. As a result, if your child has a physical or developmental disorder, they can end up developing bad habits as coping mechanisms.
Early intervention is designed to provide treatment before these bad habits develop, and research has shown this is more effective than a “wait and see” approach.
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Little Feet Pediatric Occupational And Physical Therapy has several locations to serve you best.
We can provide on location pediatric therapy treatments in following areas:
3535 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: (704) 931-8022
Our Charlotte NC pediatric therapy clinic offers both in clinic and mobile pediatric therapy treatments.
1331 H St NW Ste 200, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (301) 857-9599
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Little Feet Therapy in Washington DC provides both in clinic and mobile services.
St. Louis, MO
Phone: (704) 931-8022
Pediatric Therapy treatments in St. Louis, MO are available only on a mobile basis.
Phone: (704) 931-8022
Pediatric Therapy treatments in Raleigh, NC are available only on a mobile basis.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Therapy
Below you’ll see some of the top questions people asked about pediatric physical therapy and pediatric occupational therapy related topics. If you don’t see your question here, you may find your questions on our FAQ page, where we cover more questions. If you don’t happen to find your question at all, please contact us and we can help you get the answer you’re looking for.
Each child’s therapeutic needs differ, making it difficult to predict the exact duration or number of therapy sessions required. Although children with similar diagnoses may progress at varying rates, your pediatric therapist will inform you about the expected session durations and approximate number of sessions needed.
To assess if your child needs physical therapy, watch for the following signs:
- Bottom scooting as the primary mode of movement
- Resistance to tummy time
- Hip clicking or popping
- Uneven movements, including head motions
- Formation of flat spots on their head
- Walking on toes
- Developmental delays
- Poor balance and frequent falling
Pediatric physical therapy offers remedies for a wide range of conditions and disorders. Common conditions addressed by physical therapists include:
- Hypotonia (low muscle tone)
- Unusual walking patterns
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral palsy
- Concussion recovery
- Developmental delays
- Spina Bifida
- Inadequate gross motor coordination
- And numerous others
Motor coordination refers to the ability to execute simple and complex body movements to accomplish a goal.
Children with fine motor coordination issues may experience difficulties in:
- Handwriting and academic abilities
- Engaging in daily activities
- Manipulating and using objects in their hand
- Maintaining focus
- Adhering to structured routines
Executive function encompasses the processes and skills necessary for daily living activities.
Key executive function skills include:
- Time management
- Mental adaptability
Children facing challenges with executive functioning may exhibit difficulties in:
- Initiating tasks
- Staying focused
- Following complex instructions
- Staying organized
- Planning ahead
Occupational therapists can help your child enhance these areas, fostering maximum independence.
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