Pediatric physical therapy helps develop the motor skills, endurance, strength and range of motion children need to move through their environment easily and effectively. Physical therapy goals often address gross motor milestones such as tummy time, rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, and walking. Physical therapy also addresses core stability, flexibility, and ability to navigate efficiently through one’s environment.
A typical developmental monitoring schedule with Blueprints Pediatric Therapy includes a developmental evaluation at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months with a focus on caregiver education for activities to work on in the home. If at any time during those evaluations a developmental delay is identified, your child may be recommended for additional sessions with a physical or occupational therapist.
A child’s occupation is to thrive. Pediatric occupational therapy specializes in facilitating function, social skills, and motor development via state regulation (rest and sleep), and age appropriate play. Occupational therapy goals often address fine motor milestones such as reaching, grasping, coordination, self feeding and pre-writing skills. Occupational therapy also addresses sensory motor skills and visual motor skills that children need within their home, school, and community environments.
Every year more than 16,000 babies are born prematurely in Georgia. Children who have spent time in the NICU have an increased risk for developmental delays. The earlier developmental delays are identified and treated for all children, the more likely the child will reach his or her potential later in life.
Together, our licensed therapists have over 35 years of experience working with children ages 0-21 years and their families. With our background of treating in neonatal and specialty ICU’s, we have worked with the most fragile infant populations. Some of the diagnoses we specialize in treating include tracheostomy/ventilator dependency, arthrogryposis, cerebral palsy, mitochondrial disease, Trisomy 21, generalized weakness, hypotonia, general developmental delay, and more.
Therapists will come to your home or child’s daycare for an evaluation and determine if follow up treatment is indicated. Standardized assessments may be used depending on your child’s ability, age, and/or diagnosis. Treatments may be provided within your child’s home or daycare. Frequency of treatment can range from weekly to quarterly depending on the needs of the child and family.
Before scheduling an appointment with one of our therapists, please obtain a script for Occupational and Physical therapy from your primary care provider and have a copy for your therapist at the time of the initial evaluation.
At this time, Blueprints Pediatric Therapy only accepts patients paying cash, check or credit card. Please note that payment is due in full at the time of service. Please call or email to inquire about rates.
Blueprints Pediatric Therapy is not in-network with any insurance providers. Many individuals are reimbursed by their out-of-network insurance benefits for our services – but it is your responsibility to seek reimbursement. We strongly urge you to contact your insurance and learn about your benefits before scheduling an appointment.