Our Services

Our Team Approach

At Elgin Pediatric Therapy, our clinicians provide interdisciplinary, evidence based care that is child and
family centered to maximize each child’s success. We offer the following services as detailed below:

Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapists work with children and their families to assess movement difficulties, and create specific, individualized treatment plans to support each child’s gross motor development and motor planning. Our Physical Therapists work closely with each child and their family to improve motor development, strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, coordination and gait. We see children from birth through adolescence with acquired and congenital related injuries and conditions.

Treatment often incorporates the following techniques:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Caregiver and family education
  • Total Motion Release©
  • Gait training
  • Proprioception/balance training
  • Coordination
  • Splinting/taping/bracing
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Handling and positioning for gross motor development

Speech Therapy

Our Speech Therapists work with children and provide support for a variety of communication needs. These needs include receptive and expressive language delays, articulation and/or phonological impairments, feeding issues, motor speech disorders, apraxia, and pragmatic (social) language challenges. Our team of therapists is experienced in working with children ranging from birth to adolescence and is dedicated to working with each child and their family to meet their individual needs.

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists work with children to maximize their independence in all areas of their lives. Our Occupational Therapists work with children with various needs to improve their play skills, social skills, physical, sensory and motor skills. Treatment is catered to enhance each child’s self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

Treatment often incorporates the following techniques:

  • Handling and positioning for improved coordination and strength
  • Fine motor activities
  • Small group social skills
  • Vestibular and rotary movement
  • Proprioceptive work
  • Activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Strength training
  • Upper extremity/trunk taping

Feeding Therapy

Our Feeding Therapists use a holistic approach to determine key factors that contribute to feeding and swallowing difficulties in children. Our Feeding Therapists evaluate children and determine the best course of treatment to maintain a healthy, age-appropriate diet.  Our Feeding Therapists often see children who present with a limited or restricted diet secondary to sensory and behavior difficulties, frequent gagging or vomiting during or after meals, poor or slow weight gain, oral-motor weakness or incoordination, and oral anomalies such as a tongue or lip tie.

Serial Casting

We offer serial casting to address the following diagnostic populations:

  • Idiopathic toe walking
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Spasticity
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spina Bifida
  • Other various conditions