Are you satisfied with the progress your child or young adult is making in traditional therapy?
If you’re looking for a therapy program for your child or young adult where results are immediately visible and sustainable, consider the Achievement Centers’ Intensive Therapy Clinic. Many parents have seen their children achieve goals and make sustainable progress in ways they never thought attainable through our Intensive Therapy Clinic.
We’ve seen remarkable results. An 8-year-old boy who can now walk without using his crutches, or a 14-year-old girl who can now transfer from her wheelchair independently and even stand at the sink to do the dishes. Think what these changes could mean to both your child and to your family, now and in the future.
Some of the challenges affecting children with neuromuscular conditions including cerebral palsy, such as one-sided weakness, low muscle tone, difficulties with coordination and balance, may be successfully treated and sustained through intensive therapy.
How can the Intensive Therapy Clinic help my child?
We use a variety of treatment models and techniques. Each child’s customized therapy and fitness plan addresses their needs at different stages of their development and is often timed to coincide with the child’s growth and developmental spurts.
- Condensed therapy sessions are typically 3 hours a day for 5 days a week, for 2-3 weeks.
- Sustainable results may be achieved.
- Our experienced, skilled, and specially trained team of pediatric physical therapists and occupational therapists integrate techniques and methods for optimal results.
- Your child’s therapy plan is highly personalized.
- An easy-to-follow, detailed home follow-up plan designed specifically for your child and your family is included.
- Our therapists offer coordination with your child’s doctors and other health professionals, and teachers to maximize their success.
- We have locations on the east and west sides of Cleveland.
- An initial assessment and consultation by our therapists is offered at no cost.
What therapy methods and techniques may be used on my child?
- Universal Exercise Unit
- Sensory Integration
- Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
- Electrical Stimulation
- Myofascial Release
- Craniosacral Therapy
What are typical goals that may be achieved?
For one person, improving function might mean developing the ability to bring food to their mouth to feed themselves. For another, it might mean developing the ability to transfer more independently from their wheelchair to another surface, to take steps or to walk independently. There are different types of treatment techniques, therapeutic activities and tools that our therapy professionals utilize that help maximize the benefits of therapy intervention in our Intensives Therapy Clinic.
The ultimate goal of our Intensive Therapy Clinic is to assist the individual to improve existing functional skills or to facilitate the development of emerging functional skills. Individual therapy goals are determined through an assessment and consideration of the individual child’s and family’s desires for what they need and/or want to be able to accomplish.
Are the outcomes sustainable?
Outcomes have proven to be sustainable and clients generally go on to continue to build additional skills on the foundation they have acquired. The best sustainability is achieved when families and clients participate fully, by practicing new skills as part of their daily life routines. Home programs are developed that are easy-to-use and target key muscles to stretch, positions to encourage and motor skills to practice.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
A signed doctor’s prescription is not required, but it is recommended.