At Creighton Pediatric Therapy, the therapists work with you and your child, the patient, to determine the appropriate plan of care for your condition.
Overview of Services
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Language Therapy
- Feeding Therapy
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At Creighton Pediatric Therapy we now have telehealth services.
The American Physical Therapy Association defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to remotely provide health care information and 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.
This mode of service delivery allows for safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and also allows families to receive convenient and personalized consultation from the comfort of their own homes. Therapists will be able to offer creative solutions that can be implemented into regular routines 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, email us pediatrictherapy [at] creighton [dot] edu.
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.
- 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 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.