Pediatric Therapy Services
Pediatric PT, OT, Speech and Feeding Therapy
At Creighton Pediatric Therapy, our therapists work with you and your child to determine the best care plan for them. We offer:
Pediatric Speech Language Therapy
Pediatric Feeding Therapy
Feeding difficulties present differently in each child, and some symptoms may not be obvious. There are, however, some key signs that may suggest your child is experiencing feeding and swallowing difficulties:
- Choking/coughing during feeding
- Congestion following feeding
- Gagging or vomiting during or after feeding
- Refusing to eat
- Avoiding certain foods/beverages
- Taking a long time to complete meals (longer than 30 minutes)
- Completing meals quickly (less than 5 minutes)
We treat children with a variety of feeding difficulties, including:
- Nervous system disorders
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Prematurity/low birth weight
- Respiratory difficulties
- Cleft palate/cleft lip
- Craniofacial deformities
- Supplemental feedings (NG or G-tube)
- Rigid/selective eating
Our clinic offers clinical feeding evaluations as well as interventions. Further diagnostics, such as video fluoroscopic studies, may be offered in collaboration with community partners.
The Referral Process
- Contact your pediatrician if you have concerns about your child’s feeding and/or swallowing
- Your pediatrician will send a referral to Creighton Pediatric Therapy
- Creighton Pediatric Therapy will be in touch with you to schedule an appointment
Pediatric Aquatic Therapy
Children can accomplish many skills in the water that may be too difficult on land. The buoyancy of the water helps provide support to allow for improvements in functional level for activities such as standing, crawling and walking. In addition, patients with musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries and arthritis, can benefit from aquatic therapy due to progressive resistance options in a lower-impact environment. Benefits include reduced pain and improved cardiopulmonary/fitness levels, functional mobility and gait parameters.
Pediatric aquatic therapy services:
- Promote relaxation
- Provide non- or limited-weight-bearing exercises
- Decrease muscle spasms
- Increase range of motion
- Increase efficiency of the respiratory and cardiac systems
- Decrease edema and muscle lactate
- Increase fitness and stamina
- Improve participation
- Help patients acquire new motor skills
- Promote better coordination, stable posture and balance
- Facilitate alertness or bring calm through a multi-sensory environment
Our pediatric aquatic therapy services are held at the Armbrust YMCA located near 168th and Q streets. The pool is zero-depth entry, allowing easy accessibility for patients as well as treatment flexibility for therapists. The Armbrust YMCA is well-suited to serve patients with disabilities and their families through large changing spaces and access to a changing table/treatment table within the family locker room. We have a large variety of therapeutic equipment and motivational toys to use during our sessions.
Pediatric Pelvic Health
Creighton Therapy and Wellness has trained therapists who specialize in urotherapy.
We’re dedicated to helping your child overcome their wetting and soiling issues, giving them the confidence they need to engage in age-appropriate activities such as sleep-overs.
We try to make the sessions fun, while maintaining your child’s dignity. Our physical therapists are highly trained in pelvic floor dysfunction, bowel and bladder leakage, constipation management, and behavioral retraining for the bowel and bladder.
During physical therapy, your child may receive:
- An evaluation
- Anatomy education
- Daily voiding logs
- Bladder emptying techniques
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises
- Reward/sticker charts
- Dry morning program
- Bladder retraining program
- Fluid modification
- Bowel management
- Urge suppression training
If you have tried managing your child’s bedwetting on your own, and you haven’t seen improvements, a physical therapist who specializes in urotherapy may help your child gain success.
Creighton Pediatric Therapy, is now offering telehealth services.
In some cases, services are reported using the same codes that describe services typically provided in person but instead are being furnished “face to face” remotely using real-time audio and video with the therapist observing the patient and providing cues based on the patient’s response.
Using telehealth provides an extra safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it can also be more convenient for families. Therapists can offer creative pediatric therapy services based on space and activities already present in families’ homes.
If you are an existing client, your therapist may identify you as a candidate for telehealth. If you are a prospective client, we welcome your participation in telehealth! If you have questions in the meantime, please call us at 402.280.2200 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.