A VARIETY OF OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
FFPT is dedicated to meeting the needs of the children we serve. We will will take the time to discuss your goals and expectations for you child and recommend a plan based on your child's needs.
We offer both intensive services as well as ongoing services
*We do not offer equipment only appointments
At Functional Foundations Pediatric Therapy, we structure our schedule around 6 month blocks of time. At the end of each block, your child's needs will be reassessed and we will determine if your child will benefit from attending another block depending on their needs.
As we provide targeted treatments and emphasize caregiver participation, we are confident that at the end of each block of sessions, your child will have new skills to practice during their break and caregivers will have the confidence to help your child maintain and maybe even advance skills during their break from therapy.
Each child requiring our wrap around services will be evaluated by a team which will include PT, OT, SLP, and parents. Their strengths and needs will be discovered and a unique plan of care will be developed for each child.
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I N T E N S I V E S
What is intensive physical therapy?
During an intensive physical therapy session, treatment is provided for 2-3hrs per day 4 days in a week. An intensive session may last anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks depending on your child's needs.
At Functional Foundations Pediatric Therapy, we put a high emphasis on treatments targeted toward gaining the skills needed to complete a specified functional task.
Together, we will identify a functional task that we would like to target during the intensive session.
The Therapist identifies each child's strengths and interests. This is the basis upon which treatment sessions are built.
The Therapist also identifies how body systems (posture, movement, visual, auditory, vestibular, tactile, gastrointestinal, neuromuscular, and musculoskeletal systems) are impacting your Childs ability to perform the specific task.
Treatments are designed to maximize gains in the systems that may be limiting participation in the functional task by building on the child's strengths through body work, guided movements, and interactions with the environment.
During intensive sessions, there is ample time to allow for lots of practice of foundational activities leading into practice of the goal task.
Benefits of intensive therapy
Maximize neuroplastic changes through practice of the target skills over a concentrated period of time, to train or retrain the brain and body to work together to optimize outcomes.
Gains in strength and endurance due to the increased level of activity.
Several studies conducted over the past few years highlight the benefits of intensive Physical Therapy for children with cerebral palsy.