Advanced Therapy Solutions
Advanced Therapy Solutions is a locally owned and operated therapy office. We offer and specialize in occupational, physical, speech, and feeding therapies for children. We offer speech, language, and feeding therapies for adults. Our team of professionals work closely together to create specialized treatment plans for each individual. Advanced Therapy Solutions strives to create a welcoming environment where children and their families feel happy and safe.
Our goal is to improve the individual’s quality of life and maximize their potential. Our highly-trained team of therapists will work with a child from infancy through adolescence to insure they have the proper developmental, neurological, and orthopedic support to reach their potential in the most effective manner.
The Different Types of Pediatric Therapy
Pediatric therapists evaluate and provide treatment for children who have problems in certain areas of development that can affect their quality of life. We have supplied a list of the different types of therapies we use to assist children. If you think your child is in need of pediatric therapy, give us a call at (931) 542-2168.
- Physical therapy helps develop the strength and range of motion children need to move through their environment easily and effectively. Physical therapy often includes help with developmental milestone goals like sitting, standing, crawling and walking. It also includes range of motion goals like strength, mobility, posture, balance and endurance for independent function.
- Occupational therapy gives specialized assistance to children who need help leading independent, productive, and satisfying lives due to physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems. Occupational therapists use the occupations of self-care, play and leisure activities to increase independence, enhance development, and/or prevent disability.
- Speech therapy helps children with their production of sounds and much more. Many children who need speech therapy have difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words correctly so listeners can understand what’s being said. Other related problems speech therapists assist with are receptive/expressive language skills, auditory processing, stuttering, vocal production, hearing impairment, non-verbal communication (ie. Body language, eye contact, facial expression), oral motor/feeding/dysphagia and social skills.
- Aquatic therapy provides a unique and motivating environment for children to work on Physical, Occupational, or Speech therapy goals. A variety of goals can be effectively treated in the aquatic setting while building confidence. The water provides gentle resistance, buoyancy, warmth and aids in increasing strength, targeting abnormal muscle tone, and relaxing muscles for easier mobility. The water also supports the muscles while working on balance, posture, and overall mobility. Hydrostatic pressure from the water aids in self-regulation and body awareness by enhancing sensory feedback. The pressure also supports the diaphragm which improves speaking and respiratory ability.
- Feeding therapy at our clinic focuses on progressing the patient’s abilities to eat food of multiple varieties of textures and tastes. Each patient is evaluated and specific goals are established for the patients. The therapists make a safe and enjoyable environment where food is fun. Treatment involves broadening the spectrum of foods that a child eats and educates them on how to eat the food. Our therapists try to implement carry over to all environments by teaching the parents how to feed their children or how to encourage them to self-feed. This may involve a baby switching from breast feeding to a bottle, a toddler eating solids instead of just puree, getting a child from a GT tube to oral feeding, or getting a child who eats a limited selection of food to expand their food repertoire.
- Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy utilizes the principles of Behavior Analysis to improve socially significant behaviors. This is advantageous for children demonstrating deficient adaptive learning skills and excessive problem behaviors that are interfering with learning and social interactions.