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Specialized Services

Our therapists are specially trained to work with children with unique needs. 

We understand the unique challenges related to retained primitive reflexes and/or pelvic floor dysfunction and have a proven plan to address symptoms related to these conditions.  With our treatment protocol, your child will grow more confident and independent, leading to success in school and their social lives.

Pediatric Pelvic Health OT

Our pelvic health OT Miss Trisha, specializes in this specific treatment area to help kids gain confidence and continence in the bathroom.

Does your child struggle with any of the following symptoms?

  • Difficulty having or pain with bowel movements
  • Night time bed wetting past age 5
  • Daytime incontinence (urine accidents)
  • Abdominal pain, pain when urinating or defecating
  • Chronic dehydration
  • Poor diet & nutrition intake
  • Sensory issues around toileting- fear or anxiety around using the toilet, smell aversions, tactile (touch) aversions, auditory (sound) sensitivities, taste sensitivities impacting diet and liquid intake
  • Digestive issues such as chronic constipation, diarrhea, or loose stool
  • Persistent difficulty with potty training past 4.5 years old

With our specialized program & plan of care, your child will be able to:

  • Have sleepovers with confidence that they’ll remain dry throughout the night.
  • Attend VPK without worry of not being potty trained.
  • Participate in sports and extracurricular activities without having to worry about accidents.
  • Confidently manage their personal toileting needs and know when they need to use the bathroom.
  • Develop the tools needed to decrease anxiety around toileting.
  • Develop a regular voiding schedule to prevent constipation.
  • Improve tolerance and desensitize sensory based struggles in the bathroom environment.
  • Develop the body awareness to tell you when they need to urinate or defecate.

Parents will be able to:

  • Learn whether constipation may be the cause of incontinence.
  • Learn how nutrition can impact comfortable voiding.
  • Learn how to implement effective potty training methods so your child can achieve continence, no longer needing to rely on costly pull ups.
  • Gain confidence in taking your child on vacations and community outings without fear for accidents or meltdowns surrounding bathroom time.

Our pelvic health OT screening form will help our therapist determine if your child is a good candidate for pelvic health OT.

Our therapist Miss Trisha will review the form and contact you within 3 business days to discuss results and/or schedule an initial evaluation if the child qualifies.

Retain​ed Primitive Reflexes

Primitive reflexes are brain stem automated responses that are present in-utero and continue to develop throughout the first year of life. These reflexes help guide our motor and cognitive development. Our brain naturally integrates them at specific developmental ages. Sometimes, traumatic births or experiences in early childhood can prevent integration of these reflexes.

When these reflexes are not integrated, often times children present with the following symptoms:

  • Struggles with attention in the classroom
  • Struggles to sit still and fidgets when sitting at a desk
  • Has meltdowns or tantrums and difficulty calming down
  • Has difficulty copying notes from the board in class
  • Difficulty reading and writing
  • Is sensitive to specific sensory input
  • Nighttime bed wetting past age 5
  • Poor impulse control
  • Poor muscle tone and coordination

With our specialized treatment protocol, the child engages in daily exercises that counteract the retained reflexes and promote integration in the brain.

Our clients typically participate in this treatment protocol for a 6 month plan of care. At the end of this plan of care, your child will:

  • Have improved attention and focus in school
  • Have better coping skills to deal with daily frustrations
  • Be able to take notes from the board in class
  • Improve visual-motor integration skills, leading to improvement in reading & writing
  • Tolerate greater levels of sensory input, decreasing sensitivities
  • Reduce and/or eliminate night time bed wetting
  • Improve coordination & engagement in sporting activities
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