Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Pediatric Physical Therapy2018-07-30T18:00:17+00:00
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Early Intervention Services (On-Site and Home-Based)

Evaluations (Supplemental) and Treatments
For these services please call Suffolk County Department of Health Early Intervention
Program 631-853-8661
We will be happy to assist you with the referral process.

Pre-School Services (On-Site and Home-Based)

If your preschooler is determined to be eligible for Physical Therapy Related Services through The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE), The Therapy SPOT can provide these services through Suffolk County. Please call your school district or our office for more information with regard to eligibility for services through this program.

School Related Services (K-12)

We currently have contracts with a number of School Districts in Suffolk County to provide treatment and evaluations. At the request and authorization of your School District we can also provide impartial Physical Therapy School Based Evaluations.


Children are evaluated during their initial visit using standardized measures of function (when appropriate) and reevaluated periodically to monitor progress.

Pediatric Physical Therapists at The Therapy SPOT, PLLC are versed in the use of the following objective tools and measurements.

  • Functional Assessment
  • Gait Analysis
  • Peabody Developmental Motor Scales – 2nd Edition (PDMS-2)
  • Alberta Infant Motor Scales (AIMS)
  • Test of Gross Motor Function – 2nd Edition (TGMD – 2)
  • The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency – Second Edition (BOT-2)
  • School Function Assessment (SFA)

Treatment of Infants and Young Children

  • Torticollis
  • Scoliosis Rehabilitation
  • Delayed Walking
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Low Muscle Tone and Generalized Muscle Weakness
  • Hypertonia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital and Genetic Disorders (Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Prada Willie Syndrome)
  • Sensory-Motor Dysfunction
  • Muscle In Coordination
  • Visual Impairment
  • Infant Massage Instruction

Treatment of the School-Aged Child

  • Post Fracture Rehabilitation
  • Torticollis and Scoliosis Treatment
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gait Disorders (Including Chronic Toe Walking)
  • Disorders of Balance and Coordination
  • Childhood Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Adolescent Services Available

  • Repetitive Trauma
  • Sports Rehabilitation and Conditioning
  • Muscle Strains
  • Joint Sprains
  • Plan for return to sport
  • Injury Prevention
  • Patient Education
  • Orthotic Referrals
  • Spinal Care

Specialized Services Available

  • Motor Enhancement Groups
  • Fit – Kids and Teens Programs

Treatment Techniques

  • Electrical Stimulation (including TENS Therapy)
  • NDT
  • Motor Learning
  • Manual Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Massage Therapy – Including Infant Massage Instruction
  • Therapeutic Taping (McConnell Approach)
  • Kinesio-Taping
  • Personal exercise and instruction
  • Specialized exercise prescription
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Referral for nutritional education and guidance, Therapeutic Listening Program, The Listening Program.