Home Physical Therapy in Upper East Side

If you or your child suffers from a debilitating condition, you understand that it is difficult to get the care needed on your schedule. This is especially true when children are concerned.

A child may not understand why they are receiving care, and even if they do, they can become stubborn and frustrated easily. We understand their confusion can lead to anger, slowing the rehabilitation process. This emotional process can apply to clients of any age suffering from a long-term health issue.

Because of this, we offer in-home physical therapy. This option for treatment can be used as much or as little as you like. At Sport Physiotherapy And Wellness, we know that sometimes the best environment for progress is the home environment.

Behavior Therapy

Behavior therapy is recommended to children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities.

While it is always best to start therapy at an early age, in these cases it is accepted that some form of physical therapy will continue throughout these clients' lives. Recurring therapy like this is well-received though in-home care. Making your way through Upper East Side to the clinic is not necessary when much of your therapy relies on a home environment.

If your child has any of the following indicators, they could benefit from behavioral therapy:

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Atypical behavior (excessive hyperactivity)
  • Attention and organizational problems
  • Difficulty with age appropriate self-help skills (dressing, bathing)
  • Difficulty with social interaction (minimal communications; verbal or nonverbal)
  • Difficulty with eating (excessively picky)
  • Frequent emotional outbursts

Through behavioral and occupational therapy, your child can learn to control outbursts and relax their mind enough to complete tasks more effectively.

Developmental Therapy

All forms of physical therapy can assist with childhood development, but some more specified focuses that can be accomplished well at home include:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Play therapy

Gross motor skills are functions of the large muscles in the human body. They are used for tasks such as standing, walking, running, jumping and maintaining balance and coordination. Without the proper development of gross motor skills, it's clear to see how day-to-day tasks would be near impossible to complete.

Fine motor skills are what enable you to complete delicate tasks such as handwriting, shoe typing, zipping, buttoning and manipulation of other small objects. For a child who already has trouble communicating verbally, handwriting can be one of the most frustrating things to learn. Because of this, being in a familiar environment can have a calming effect.

Play therapy is not just a good way to bring fun into a therapy session. Play incorporates motor, sensory, behavioral and cognitive skills, and therefore is an important tool to assess a child's development.

We're by Your Side

Through your child's growth and development, as they learn to deal with a long- term impediment, we're at your side. From home visits to clinical visits, in frustration and in play, that is Sport Physiotherapy And Wellness's pledge to you.