Physical therapy and occupational therapy are two important services that we offer. Physical therapy is focused on improving the movements of the human body. Many children with disabilities struggle with some type of movement or need support managing this aspect. Physical therapy is necessary after many injuries, surgical procedures, and in other situations. This service is also concerned with managing pain due to injury or illness. PT is essential for improving quality of life and enhancing overall well-being.
Occupational therapy is similar to physical therapy because it works with the body but it has a different focus. OT is meant to help a person perform activities of daily living or ADLs. An ADL is an activity that is a part of everyday life, such as eating, cooking, bathing, using the bathroom, and so on. Occupational therapy can develop, maintain, and recover the skills associated with these tasks and support the autonomy of the child. Occupational therapists play an important role in developing potential and allowing the person to tend to their needs as much as they are able.