Has your child been diagnosed with a physical disability or a developmental delay?
Have you read the symptoms of them, and suspect they may have such a disorder?
If so, we can help.
To find out more about Little Feet Therapy, read on below, or book an appointment today.
The Little Feet Story
“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”
The idea of providing on site pediatric therapeutic treatments has a number of different benefits.
Scheduling Is Easier
As a parent, we’re expected to juggle so many different responsibilities today – hold down a career, maintain a stable relationship, keep our homes in good shape, and tend to our children’s needs.
This can make scheduling a trip to see a pediatric therapist more difficult. However, with Little Feet Therapy, we come to you.
Rather than having to put time aside to drive to and from a clinic, you’ll need only to put the time aside for the actual appointment. This frees up a significant amount of time, and saves you on gas and parking as well.
It’s More Effective
Research has shown that providing pediatric therapy in a child’s natural environment can actually be more effective than in clinic services.
In particular, it improves both child participation and compliance with the treatments.
It’s thought that this is because when your child is in familiar surroundings, it puts their mind at ease and helps them focus more on the work they’re doing with their pediatric therapist.
Your Little Feet Pediatric Therapist will work with your child at your home, at school, at daycare, or another place in the community where they feel most comfortable.
In Clinic Pediatric Therapy Treatments
Of course, there are situations where it’s not always the most conducive for children to receive pediatric therapeutic treatments in their home, school, or childcare setting.
In some cases, there may be a lack of space in the home for therapy. And while pediatric physical therapy and occupational therapy treatments can be done outdoors, that’s not terribly helpful in the winter.
It may also be the case that your home has higher traffic than most, with an abundance of siblings, pets, or family members around.
Or it might be the case that your child just works better outside of your home.
Additionally, not all schools or childcare centers allow outside providers into their facility for various reasons.
As a result, Little Feet Therapy also offers in clinic therapeutic services at our Charlotte and DC locations. So whatever your reason for seeking pediatric therapy for your child, we’ll be there to help in a place where it’s most convenient for you, and conducive to your child.
Pediatric Therapy Specialties
Here at Little Feet Therapy, we offer a wide range of different physical and occupational therapy treatments for all health concerns.
In particular, however, our therapists have special interest in treatments for:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays
- Down syndrome
- Poor handwriting difficulties
- Poor balance and coordination
- Self care skills development
- Sensory processing disorder
- Social skills development
- Toe walking
And more conditions…
What Does Pediatric Therapy Look Like?
Most families don’t have much experience with pediatric occupational or physical therapy. As a result, you might not know how the process works.
Let’s take a closer look.
During your first pediatric therapy appointment, your child’s therapist will begin with a pediatric evaluation session.
If you already have a diagnosis from your pediatrician, your child’s pediatric therapist will explore the different hallmarks of said condition and how it affects them in particular.
On the other hand, if you haven’t received a diagnosis, your pediatric therapist will focus on getting to the bottom of what’s causing their symptoms.
The goal is to get a full understanding of what’s affecting your child, and how to best approach their unique situation.
From there, your child’s therapist will put together a treatment plan designed to address these issues. Subsequent sessions will focus on implementing the treatment plan.
Our clinic model for pediatric therapy revolves around working with you, as your child’s primary caregiver, as well as their teachers, and any other interested parties. Together, we can give your child the best chance in overcoming their developmental delays and living a full, happy, independent life.
We recognize that every child is different, has their own needs, and their own interests. So when your child receives treatment, they’ll be getting a plan that takes their unique personality into consideration.