Physical therapy & Occupational therapy for children, teens & young adults

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Physical Therapy

PT can help your child if they are experiencing:

  • Delayed motor skills (not rolling, sitting, crawling, or walking age appropriately)
  • Unable to keep up physically with peers
  • Toe walking
  • Clumsy
  • Weak muscles
  • Obesity
  • Poor endurance
  • High or low muscle tone
  • Postural mal-alignments
  • After surgery
  • Pain with movement
  • Balance problems
  • Tight muscles

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Occupational Therapy

 A child's occupation is play and school. The following list describes some of the problem areas that can affect a child's ability to play or participate at school:

  • Difficulty with fine motor skills
  • Problems with writing, reading, spelling
  • Poor coordination or clumsiness
  • Falls frequently
  • Avoids playground structures
  • Difficulty with dressing or feeding skills
  • High or low arousal levels
  • High or low sensitivity to movement, touch, sounds, visual input
  • Irrational fears
  • Limited social skills
  • Inability to focus or pay attention
  • Difficulty transitioning between activities
  • Decreased self esteem

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Intensive PT

 SKY's intensive physical therapy program is based on the European approach, which includes specific treatment techniques involving the Therasuit™ and Universal Exercise Unit (UEU). Our experienced therapists combine their knowledge and expertise in many treatment techniques (NDT, SI, MFR, E-stim) with the Therasuit™ method to complement all aspects of the program. 


 A variety of diagnosis can benefit from intensive therapy including:

  • Cerebral palsy (ataxia, athetosis, dystonia, hypotonia)
  • Developmental delays
  • Genetic disorders (that include sensory motor impairments)
  • Post stroke (CVA) impairment
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Autism and other sensory processing disorders
  • Post orthopedic surgery

 The program includes:

  • 3-4 hours of therapy per day, 5 days per week, for 3-4 weeks (each daily session = 2½-3½ hours of PT + ½-1 hour of massage therapy)
  • Specific exercises designed to strengthen and stretch muscles, improve speed, form and endurance
  • Application of Therasuit™, use of pulleys and bungees, using the Universal Exercise Unit
  • Program can include OT, music therapy sessions, and electrical stimulation/ biofeedback
  • Repetitive and Progressive training- Successive practice of skills, increasing complexity of exercise
  • Aerobic training

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AlterG Antigravity Treadmill Training

 The AlterG uses technology developed at NASA to apply a comfortable and uniform lifting force to the body. Integrated into a high tech treadmill. AlterG's technology offers precise body weight reduction using air pressure as the lifting force. Essentially, the individual is "walking on air" so their limbs feel lighter, moving with greater ease. As a result, they are able to sustain walking or running for longer periods, allowing the opportunity to exercise without the stress imposed by gravity. The AlterG incorporates video monitoring with a 3-camera placement so immediate feedback is given to the user to make self-correction. 

 By reducing the impact of gravity, children with a variety of diagnoses have the opportunity to practice motor patterns for walking with greater ease. They are now able to make self-corrections and further practice improved patterns repetitively for motor learning and neuroplastic changes in the brain to occur. This type of mass practice is difficult to achieve on a traditional treadmill as the children become frustrated and often are physically unable to consistently maintain the intense level of focused walking that we are asking of them. Overall, anti-gravity treadmill training helps to improve endurance, build strength, improve motor control, gait biomechanics, increased body awareness, and increase overall levels of fitness. Physical improvements have correlated with improved self-esteem and confidence. 

Contact Us

Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.

Feel free to fax any documents to (949) 797-9234 

or email us at skypediatric@yahoo.com

SKY Pediatric Inc.

SKY Pediatric Inc., 1929 Main Street #103 Irvine, CA 92614

(949) 797-9007

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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