Outpatient Therapy ServicesMedCare Pediatric Rehab Center, LP, offers physical, occupational and speech therapy services, including aquatic therapy and counseling services, to children throughout the Houston metropolitan area at its Rehab Center locations. All of our rehab centers feature state-of-the-art equipment for the most comprehensive treatment available. Each have a soothing underwater theme with wave-like walls, fish tanks and children’s artwork throughout to make children feel at home from the moment they walk through the door. For a location nearest you, visit the Contact Us page and view the map.
Some of the diagnosis that our therapists are experienced in working with are ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Muscular Dystrophy, Sensory Integration Disorders and more.
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Occupational TherapyOur Occupational Therapists all have extensive pediatric training and have experience working with children with a variety of diagnosis and/or delays. The outpatient setting is suited to all children. However, those children treated for sensory integration disorder and children who require specialized equipment can especially benefit from the outpatient therapy setting. Our outpatient rehab centers offer specialized swings, a sensory integration room, and for children with decreased mobility, the clinic setting allows therapists to work together during sessions to increase the child’s ability to participate in the desired activities.
Some reasons a child may benefit from occupational therapy are:
- Sensory Regulation: Problems with unexpected touch, difficulty tolerating different sensations, difficulty sitting still, difficulty with crowded places, seek rough and tumble play, enjoy falling from high places or who tend to play isolated from a group.
- Fine Motor/Visual Motor Skills: Difficulty with manipulating small objects, stringing beads, stacking blocks, or imitating writing skills.
- Oral Motor skills: Child who tend to leak milk from the corners of lips while nursing, unable to drink from a straw, difficulty with chewing or swallowing different textures, children with a very limited diet.
- Cognitive/Attention Tasks: Difficulty attending to tasks during school, identifying letters and/or colors.
Physical Therapy Our Physical Therapists are experienced in treating a wide range of pediatric patients, from sports rehabilitation to developmental delays. Specific Interventions that are offered at our Rehab Centers that are not typically offered in the home setting include:
- Aquatic Therapy (seasonal)
- Orthotic Fitting and Management
- Upper Extremity Splinting and Management
- Wheelchair/Equipment ordering and Management
- Modalities (Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Kinesiotaping)
Some of the reasons a child may need physical therapy are:
- Delayed Milestones: Infants-rolling, sitting up, crawling, standing, walking.Toddlers-climbing stairs, running, jumping, riding a tricycle, galloping, skipping, hopping.
- Clumsiness/Poor Coordination: (Ataxia, Apraxia/Dyspraxia, Developmental Coordination Disorder) Tripping, frequently loses balance, difficulty coordinating both sides of the body for an activity (skipping, riding a bicycle, etc.)
- Weakness: (overall weakness, specific muscle weakness, poor posture, Torticollis) Poor strength of abdominals/back muscles, specific weakness following surgery or casting (broken bones, knee surgery, etc), generalized strengthening
- Abnormal Muscle Tone: (Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism/PDD, ADD/ADHD) Hypotonia-low muscle tone, Hypertonia-high muscle tone
- Poor Balance: Difficulty transitioning between different surfaces, difficulty maintaining balance on uneven surfaces, difficulty maintaining balance to perform skills like hopping, jumping, skipping.
- Orthopedic Abnormalities: (Scoliosis, Club Foot, Hip Dysplasia, Osteogenesis Imperfecta)
- Post Operative Rehabilitation: (Knee, Hip, Ankle, Wrist, Shoulder surgeries)
Speech TherapyOur Speech Language Pathologists all have extensive pediatric training and have experience working with children with a variety of diagnosis and/or delays. We also have numerous SLPs with specialty certifications to treat patients who have more specialized needs, including cleft lip/palate and augmentative communication devices. Our outpatient centers have specialty feeding rooms to work on oral motor and feeding skills, and the interaction with other therapists and children can greatly benefit those being treated for pragmatic delay and language delay. Some reasons a child may benefit from speech therapy are:
- Articulation/Phonological Processes: Problems pronouncing words correctly, omitting or using incorrect consonants from words, such as saying wabbit instead of rabbit, ca instead of cat, etc.
- Receptive/Expressive Language Delay: Difficulty following directions to complete a task, lack of words/vocabulary, inability to communicate basic wants and needs.
- Fluency Issues: Repeating words or parts of words, twitching and blinking eyes while speaking, frustration and embarrassment which often decreases child’s desire to speak.
- Voice/Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Child has a very nasal sounding voice or loses voice for days after excessive use, apraxia – unable to use vocal communication.
- Pragmatic Delay: Child doesn’t make eye contact, use greetings, respond to questions, express emotions, or interact appropriately with adults or peers.
- Oral Motor/Feeding Issues: Underweight with coughing, vomiting or tearing eyes while eating, picky eaters, trouble chewing certain foods, upset by having a dirty face and trouble speaking clearly.
- Reading Problems: Unable to read and spell words at the same level as peers, teachers have suggested child might be dyslexic or learning disabled, trouble hearing the difference in words that are similar.
- Community Health Choice and CHC CHIP
- Evercare Star Plus
- Humana (HMO, PPO, Choice Care)
- Integrated Health Plan PPO
- Molina and Molina CHIP
- Superior Foster Care
- Texas Children’s Health Plan
- Texas Children’s Star and Texas Children’s CHIP
- Traditional Medicaid
- TriCare- OUT OF NETWORK
- United Healthcare – OUT OF NETWORK
Let us help you
If you think your child would benefit from our therapy services, call us at 713-773-5100. With our network of physicians, therapists and community agencies, we can help you get the services your child needs efficiently and professionally, with help every step of the way.