The Therapy Place is Ready to Help
At The Therapy Place in Kalamazoo, MI, we care about your child's physical health. Orthopedic and medical conditions may present in multiple ways. It’s our mission to help patients, throughout Southwest Michigan, discover and adapt to these conditions in order to live their lives to the fullest.
What are Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions?
Pediatric orthopedic conditions make take the form of:
- Musculoskeletal impairments (muscle sprains/strains).
- Congenital deformities (club foot).
These conditions may lead to a loss of range of motion, pain, or weakness which all impact activities of daily living, gait, and balance. Other medical conditions which can be effectively treated by occupational therapy include:
- Feeding disorders.
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
- Down syndrome.
- Spina bifida.
Occupational therapists play a vital role in identifying and treating orthopedic and medical conditions in children and adolescents. The goal is always on improving the patient’s ability to fully participate in life roles, routines, and daily activities.
Before creating an intervention plan, occupational therapists evaluate each child using:
- Direct observation.
- Input from parents, guardians, and teachers.
How Occupational Therapy Can Help
With occupational therapy, children can learn to function more competently in these roles. These interventions play a vital role in identifying and treating orthopedic and medical conditions and improving a child’s ability to fully participate in life roles, routines, and daily activities.