IVCH Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics

Address: 925 West Street
Peru, IL 61354
Phone: 815-780-3509 Email: NO EMAIL Website: http://www.ivch.org/rehabilitation-pediatrics.html

Center for Physical Rehabilitation & Aquatics
Pediatric Physical Therapy For kids and families dealing with childhood injuries, diseases and chronic conditions, maximizing independence takes center stage. But traditional adult therapy strategies often aren’t ideal for children. That makes it critical to choose a facility with a physical therapist on staff who specializes in helping kids with rehab needs – like the IVCH Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics (CPRA).

Experience play with purpose, part of a family-centered program that assesses and treats children who have a wide variety of conditions, including genetic, congenital, developmental, neurological and orthopedic problems. Pediatric physical therapy resembles age-appropriate play, such as play that incorporates learning how to walk or helps a child participate at school.

Rehab therapies can include:
Therapeutic listening, which uses sound stimulation to help restore kids’ sensory systems.
“Astronaut training” to deal with balance problems.
Kinesio taping to treat pain and disability from athletic injuries.
Yamuna body rolling.
Tri-plane movements to enhance strength and flexibility.

What pediatric conditions do your physical therapists treat?
The pediatric physical therapists at CPRA provide treatment for many diagnoses.
These include:
Developmental delay — when movement and play skills are below a child’s age level
Congenital disorders — when a child is born with an issue such as a heart defect or hip dysplasia
Genetic issues such as Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome
Orthopedic problems that may involve rehab of a broken bone or post-operative care
Muscle tone problems
Cerebral palsy
Autism
Toricollis (twisted neck)
Plagiocephaly (flat skull) – today nearly half of all babies have a flat spot, which often results in developmental delays

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