A bridge to confidence
Children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays sometimes have challenges moving through their spaces successfully on a daily basis. These kids often need extra support to develop gross motor skills. At Hopebridge, we do this through the process of play. Our physical therapy environment and exercises are designed to build strength, mobility, balance, coordination, endurance and most of all, confidence.
Physical therapy involves getting the brain, bones and muscles working together to create smooth movements. Children are encouraged to have fun while working to accomplish tasks. Goals can be anything from sitting on a chair or walking long distances, to climbing stairs or using a playground.
Strength in numbers
Hopebridge’s proven, team-based approach spans essential aspects of treatment, and the benefits of physical therapy are augmented when we combine it with other services. Collaboration is part of what makes our therapy so successful; since knowledge of sensory-processing needs and behavioral tendencies can impact techniques and make it more effective overall.
Licensed DPTs and PTAs have experience working with a variety of diagnoses and conditions, as well as participate in ongoing training on the most up-to-date and innovative approaches. Our centers have gyms full of specially chosen, pediatric-friendly equipment and activities to motivate and guide our children toward their goals.