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About Us

Our pediatric rehab team began in Fairbanks, Alaska in 2007.  After providing pediatric occupational and physical therapy services to the community of Fairbanks we have returned home to Michigan. Our goal is to meet the needs of our community through fun, innovative and evidenced-based treatments.  Our clinic is dedicated to helping children and their families discover a new joy in life.

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Treatment Philosophy

Pediatric MotorWerks believes in a team approach to providing our clients with the best care possible. We have extensive experience in co-treatment. In some instances, the combination of occupational and physical therapy services enhances the ability of the patient to learn and perform fine and gross motor skills, coordinate and sequence motor patterns, and regulate their body systems. One-on-one treatment is also utilized with more intensive treatment sessions to promote focused learning and skill development. Please discuss these treatment options with your therapist for an individualized treatment plan.

We understand that occupational and physical therapy services are just a start to enhancing the life of your child. We look forward to expanding our services in the future. Let us know about your Speech therapy needs and desire for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) involvement!

 

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Services

Our Occupational and Physical Therapists have been trained in numerous treatment techniques to assist your child in meeting optimal progress. We have listed a few of these treatment techniques with links to webpages so you can learn more on how they may benefit your child. Please ask your therapist if you have any questions or concerns about the treatments they are able to provide your child. We are continuously seeking out new treatment techniques and tools to meet the needs of our patients.

Occupational Therapy

OT supports the needs of a child and their family by creating an individualized program to promote independence in activities of daily living.  We help kids take part in their daily occupations including self-care, play skills, using tools to draw and write as well as managing the environment around them. (www.aota.org)

Physical Therapy

PT creates opportunities for children to build strength and control through varied motor experiences.  Physical therapy promotes self-confidence and independence in movement and play. (www.pediatricapta.org)

SOS Approach to Feeding

SOS Approach to Feeding is a play-based program that teaches children to eat at a pace that respects their readiness.  We teach children the skills they need in order to eat a variety of food textures and types using the natural, social reinforcement of playing with the food and interacting with adults. (www.spdstar.org)

Interactive Metronome

IM assessment and treatment tool used to enhance neurological processes of motor planning, sequencing and processing to improve motor and cognitive skills.  (www. Interactivemetronome.com)

Astronaut Protocol

Astronaut Protocol is a comprehensive and integrative treatment of the vestibular, auditory and visual systems.  Core strength activities provide opportunities for an adaptive response to sensory input, which completes the sensorimotor neurological circuits underlying all function.  (www.vitallinks.com)

Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic Listening is an evidenced backed program that combines a sound based intervention with sensory-motor activities.  Programs are customized and may benefit patients with poor attention, difficulty with transitions, poor timing and sequencing, difficulties with modulation, praxis and motor planning.(www.vitallinks.com)

Zones of Regulations

The zones is a systematic, cognitive behavior approach used to teach self-regulation. The Zones curriculum provides strategies to teach students to develop self-awareness, manage sensory needs and improve their ability to problem solve. (www.zonesofregulation.com)

Myofascial Release

MFR is a hands on approach using gentle targeted and therapeutic touch to improve myofascial connective tissue mobility and to enhance pain-free and restriction-free movement.  (www.myofascialrelease.com)

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing quality services dedicated to enhancing the lives of children through movement and play.