"My granddaughter has gotten so much help from the CTC!  They have an amazing staff. Sara is so wonderful with her and knows the ways to keep her moving. She cries or pouts every time we have to leave."                                     

 

-Halle's grandmother, Tabby

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our goal is to promote gross motor development and independence with mobility, play and daily living skills through the following:         

  • NICU and other developmental follow-up     

  • Therapeutic taping and strapping     

  • Gait training     

  • Fitting and use of adaptive         equipment 

  • Balance and coordination training     

  • Orthotic screening and management

  • Therapeutic exercise     

  • Development and monitoring of home exercise program     

  • Treatment of torticollis

  • Functional Electrical Stimulation

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Our goal is to promote a child’s independence in play, self-help skills, fine motor skills and independent living skills through the following:​

  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and training

  • Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT)

  • Upper extremity splinting

  • Training in self-help skills such as dressing, grooming and self-feeding  

  • Sensory processing and modulation interventions 

  • Handwriting Without Tears   

  • Visual-motor and visual perceptual processing skill development

  • Fine motor coordination and manual control skill development 

  • Upper extremity and core strengthening

  • Kinesio taping and therapeutic taping and strapping

  • NICU and other developmental follow-up

  • Functional Electrical Stimulation

  • Development & monitoring of home exercise program

SPEECH

THERAPY

Our goal is to promote the development of a child’s speech and language skills in order to improve communication in all aspects of daily life through the following:​

  • Treatment of speech sound disorders including articulation, phonology, cleft lip/palate, apraxia of speech  

  • Expressive and receptive language skills

  • Voice disorders

  • Fluency disorders (stuttering, cluttering, etc.)

  • Cognitive-communication disorders resulting from TBI, stroke, or progressive neurological disorders

  • Provide aural rehabilitation for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for individuals with severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder or progressive neurological disorders

FEEDING

THERAPY

Our goal is to enable infants and children to overcome feeding and swallowing disorders through the following:

  • Strengthen the muscles of the mouth 

  • Increase tongue movement     

  • Improve chewing patterns     

  • Increase tolerance of different foods or liquids     

  • Improve sucking/drinking ability    

  • Coordinate the suck-swallow-breathe patterns of infants     

  • Alter food textures and liquid viscosity to improve safe swallowing

FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION BICYCLE

What is FES?

FES is a well established rehabilitation technique that uses pulses of electrical current to stimulate peripheral nerves (the "lower motor neurons" that connect the spinal cord to muscles) generating muscle contractions and patterned muscle activity.  FES is applied using adhesive pads placed over the muscle to be activated. FES creates patterned movement in the arms, legs and trunk.  In people with weak or paralyzed muscles, FES enables muscles to work and perform activities.  In addition, even if the individual may not be able to consciously participate, FES can facilitate muscle contractions and activity.

        Potential Benefits of FES:

 

  • Decreased muscle atrophy

  • Improved strength for activities of daily living

  • Increased local blood circulation

  • Improved cardiovascular function and endurance

  • Improved respiratory function

  • Maintained or improved range of motion

  • Reduced spasticity

  • Reduced risk for pressure sores, UTIs and hypertension

  • Decreased risk for fracture by improving bone mineral density

  • Improved self-esteem and quality of life