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Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy in Chicago Loop, Lakeview, and Glenview

Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy in Chicago Loop & LakeviewMany children can exhibit mild to moderate limitations that may affect their participation in play, school, and sports.  These issues can also affect a child's ability to sit still and focus in the classroom, as well as increase their risk for a sedentary lifestyle and pain later in life.  Our physical therapists and occupational therapists can identify and address specific gross motor limitations, and our occupational therapists can identify and address fine motor coordination and visual motor integration difficulties.

Parents may observe postural issues, difficulty with gross motor activities and lack of coordination such as:

  • Slumping each time he or she sits on the floor
  • Avoiding participation in physical activities
  • Difficulty keeping up with the other children on the playground
  • Poor coordination or clumsiness
  • Complaints of “aches and pains”
  • Displaying excessive exertion during physical activities
  • Having difficulty sitting still or moving around excessively in the classroom
  • Displays slow or messy handwriting
  • Having trouble regulating energy and getting anxious in specific environments and situations

Our physical and occupational therapists work with many patients with complex movement impairments and have a unique perspective on maximizing a child’s participation in activities in the home and classroom.

Following an evaluation, we will provide recommendations for therapy, if appropriate, and suggestions to parents on activities to perform at home to support the child’s optimal physical and sensory development. 

Parents and pediatricians may also observe:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Need for palatal expansion
  • Mouth breathing
  • Reflux
  • Need for ear tubes
  • Swollen tonsils or adenoids
  • Nasal congestion
  • Tongue tie or Ankyologlossia
  • Concussions
  • Thumb or finger sucking
  • Digestive issues such as IBS

Available Interventions:

Issues for Infants:

  • Plagiocephaly, mis-shapen heads, need for a helmet
  • Ankyloglossia or tongue-tie
  • Failure to thrive
  • Reflux
  • Excessive gas when nursing
  • Spitting up when nursing or feeding
  • Need for ear tubes
  • Swollen tonsils or adenoids

Available Interventions:

A presentation to school children on simple ways to care for their bodies utilizing neutral posture during their regular daily activities.

Comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation services for pediatric sports injuries is also available. 

Please call (773) 665-9950 for more information or schedule an onsite or virtual appointment.

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