The Pediatric Program at Pad physiotherapy clinic provides comprehensive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses. Rehabilitation professionals partner with families to meet the needs of their children. Family education is ongoing, with emphasis on carry-over of newly acquired skills in the home environment.
The Pediatric Program seeks to enhance the quality of life for each child and adolescent, to promote a continuum of care from hospital to home, school and community.
For over two decades, Pad physiotherapy has provided comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation services for children who are disabled or injured. Pad physiotherapy is able to help each child by focusing on the child’s strengths and abilities in a supportive environment. We put children first and that’s our promise.
Each child’s therapy team will develop a personalized treatment plan, using the latest rehabilitation technology and state-of-the-art equipment. Treatments include:
Pediatric patients with special needs require specialized wheelchair that provide upper body support, lower body support, mobility and positioning. Allied Services therapists assess for the appropriate custom seating which provide optimum positioning to improve function.
Exercising in the water provides many benefits that exercising on land does not offer. The buoyancy of the water provides a therapeutic environment for the weight bearing joints of the spine, knee and hips. This is helpful for children who cannot tolerate exercising on land due to joint pain or can benefit from the support water provides to make moving easier.
Handwriting Without Tears
A multi-sensory and developmentally based program for teaching printing and cursive writing. The activities are developed to address each child’s style, including visual, auditory, movement and touch.
For young children who are not able to walk power mobility affords opportunities to engage in more independent exploration of their environment. The staff evaluates the child and their function to determine if the use of power mobility is appropriate. If appropriate, therapists make recommendations as to the type of equipment that best meets the child’s needs.
Sensory Motor Program
The sensory motor program is a whole brain learning approach that enhances visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, and fine motor skills.
Social Skills Program
Children with autism spectrum disorder do not acquire basic social skills such as sharing and maintaining eye contact through general experience and observation. This often results in social avoidance, academic difficulties and problematic peer interactions. Allied’s pediatric therapists help to facilitate social skills for success in their personal and academic lives.
Pad physiotherapy staff work with children to modify toys so the child can easily use and enjoy them. Allied Services’ staff is able to adapt almost any toy from puzzles to electronics.
Vision therapy focuses on Improving binocular vision, oculomotor and visual motor skills for increased success with activities of daily living including reading, writing and gross motor skills.
Tinetti Balance test
A balance evaluation and treatment tool to treat balance dysfunction. It provides an objective assessment enabling the therapist to guide the patient in balance training, adaptation/habituation exercises to relieve dizziness, visual motor control exercises to stabilize one’s gaze, and or gait training.
Incorporates state-of-the-art technology that radically benefits patients with neurological disorders affecting motor skills and information processing. The incorporation of visual and auditory components enables patients to execute daily tasks and activities with great ease while assisting in the development of rhythm and balance. Interactive Metronome involves putting the patient into a technological environment in which he or she listens to various tempos and simultaneously performs corresponding actions. This rehabilitation equipment proves to result in a dramatic improvement in brain development and coordination advancement.
LiteGait – advanced balance and gait therapy equipment at Allied Services
The LiteGait is a therapy device used to promote the generation of walking patterns by controlling weight bearing, balance, and posture during walking therapy. LiteGait is like a second set of hands, because it frees the therapist to observe gait patterns and make manual adjustments in limb placement, weight shift, walking symmetry, and gait training. Proper upright posture is maintained throughout the training session, which facilitates changes in posture, balance, specific muscle strength, and overall gait patterns. The LiteGait can be used over ground or with a treadmill.
Reo Therapy – advanced technology for neurorehabilitation of the upper extremities following stroke, head injury or other neurological diagnosis at Allied Services
Provides an entirely new approach to delivering therapy for neurorehabilitation of the upper extremities following stroke, head injury or other neurological diagnosis. The robot-assisted training program is customized for each patient’s current condition and upgraded based on functional improvements. The Reo provides an engaging, motivating program of functionally oriented repetitive exercises. The Reo can help reduce tone and pain and improve strength and coordination of the affected extremity.
SaeboFlex – custom orthotics for neurological rehabilitation at Allied Services
The SaeboFlex is a custom orthosis that allows patients the ability to incorporate the involved hand in functional reaching exercises in therapy and at home by supporting the weakened wrist, hand, and fingers. The brace attaches to the forearm, hand and fingers and assists with release during grasp activities.
VitalStim – advanced technology for swallowing therapy at Allied Services
An adjunctive modality that combines electrical stimulation with traditional swallowing exercises, allowing therapists to accelerate strengthening, restore function, and help the brain remap the swallow. Research has demonstrated that combining these therapies results in better outcomes than using either one alone.
VTree – advance technology for neurological rehabilitation at Allied Services
A virtual reality system that works with both the physically and developmentally challenged. Programming works to promote: education, range of motion, life skills, balance, eye-hand coordination, speech, visual tracking, social skills, and behavior. Virtual programs are designed for both pediatric and adult clients.
Continuum of Care
To provide the best care possible for patients recovering from a debilitating condition or injury, Allied Services provides a comprehensive, seamless continuum of rehabilitative care. Our outpatient programs are primarily for people living safely at home who have completed or did not require a post-acute inpatient stay, but require additional rehabilitative therapy to alleviate physical limitation or pain.