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Expand a section below to learn about our occupational therapy services at Lifespan.
We have certified burn specialists on our multidisciplinary team for children recovering from burn injuries. The team evaluates the child to develop a plan of therapy for functional limitations and to minimize scarring.
The modified constraint program is for children who have hemiplegia resulting from a neurological impairment such as stroke, cerebral palsy, or a traumatic brain injury. The goal of constraint therapy is to improve motor recovery and increase function by casting the child’s unaffected side and engaging their affected side.
Our feeding program is designed to assess and treat a variety of motor and sensory challenges that may include difficulties with oral motor skills, texture tolerance, and self-feeding skills, including utensil use, or those that may have a limited food repetoire.
Treatment may include improving underlying sensory and motor factors through oral motor and oral sensory activities, as well as self-feeding or assisted feeding with a variety of foods.
Infants with torticollis are evaluated and treated with exercises to improve neck muscle length and improve neck and trunk strength. Physical and occupational therapists also screen for associated musculoskeletal conditions and can assist with evaluating and obtaining a remolding helmet to improve head shape or flat spots as a result of positioning.
The occupational therapists who work with the sensory motor program have extensive experience in evaluation and treatment of children with sensory processing difficulties.
Serial casting is non-surgical procedure to improve joint range of motion, increase muscle length and improve alignment.