Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies
Pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services are given to patients to improve their ability to become independent. Sunrise Children's Hospital employs a team of therapists with specialized pediatric training to address all patients' therapy concerns.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy (PT) works with mobility including sitting, walking, balance, stair training and developmental aspects including crawling.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy (OT) helps with daily living skills, hand function and developmental aspects including coordination during play.
What is Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy (ST) will help with communication and feeding skills.
All three therapies work and coordinate together to help the child enhance their abilities.
In the NICU there is a developmental team that works with the babies to encourage appropriate development and to make sure the families are comfortable interacting with their child to promote appropriate growth.
Outpatient Pediatric Therapy
Outpatient pediatric therapy clinic including PT, OT, ST for NICU follow up developmental care. Our clinic focuses on the 0-3 child who needs therapy to achieve developmental milestones.
It presents a continuum of care between NICU stay and transition into the community to prevent developmental delays. Continues family centered care to have parents involved in the development of their child with home programs.
Referrals from pediatricians for appropriate individualized care programs for improving gross motor, fine motor or feeding/speech problems. Pediatric wound care is also provided in certain instances, depending on the needs of the child.