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Northwest Pediatric Therapies

Northwest Pediatrics is now part of Rehab Without Walls!

 

What We Believe

baby at physical therapyEvery child is a unique individual who desires to participate in family, school and community activities. To help a child obtain motor skills necessary for participation in his/her family’s daily life, the child’s physical therapist must have a clear understanding of the family’s goals. Through a collaborative effort between parents, child and therapist, functional goals are developed. Achieving functional skills is key to a child’s successful participation in his/her natural environment.

What We Do

Our pediatric physical therapists work closely with parents and other family members as well as physicians, schools and daycare providers to identify, evaluate and establish treatment objectives for children. Pediatric physical therapy helps children improve their ability to perform functional motor activities. Some children may have difficulty developing motor skills and may need to work on improving coordination, balance, muscle strength, physical endurance and motor planning. We help children regain motor skills following traumatic injuries.

Our physical therapists are trained to treat:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Torticollis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cancer/Oncology
  • Congenital/Genetic Disorders
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Down Syndrome
  • Generalized Joint & Muscle Pain
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypertonia and Hypotonia
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neurological Insult
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Ataxia
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Scoliosis
  • Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke

Physical therapy can assist with:

  • Delayed acquisition of gross motor skills
  • Orthopedic injuries/Sport injuries
  • Poor balance
  • Poor postural alignment
  • Traumatic head injury
  • Torticollis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Poor upper extremity strength
  • Awkward and clumsy movements
  • Premature birth
  • Post surgical procedures
  • Lack of endurance for sustained physical activities
  • Difficulty with walking
  • Diminished muscle strength for functional play activities
  • Pain management
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Headaches

Who We Are

Northwest Pediatric Therapies was founded in 1987, and became a part of Rehab Without Walls in 2018. We are a private physical therapy practice that specializes in pediatrics. We provide services for children birth to young adult. Over the course of the past 25 + years, Northwest Pediatric therapies has been recognized for its outstanding clinicians and clinical setting.

child at physical therapy

  • We are a pediatric physical therapy practice with over 27 years of continuous service and over 84 years of combined expertise.
  • We are providers of evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
  • We associate with Occupational and Speech Language Therapy practices to foster a multidisciplinary approach to pediatric rehabilitation services.
  • Northwest Pediatric Therapies contracts physical therapy services to Issaquah School District.
  • We host community programs for children and young adults with special needs.
  • We support academic programs for the advancement of pediatric physical therapy through a partnership with the University of Washington, community mentoring programs and supporting research projects.
  • We are members of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Physical Therapy Association of Washington State and the Pediatric Special Interest Group of the PTWA.

Our Clinic

Come visit our clinic to see a place that is designed specifically to meet the physical therapy needs of children ages birth to young adults. You’ll meet our experienced therapists who understand what it is like to be a child. You’ll experience a playroom atmosphere that provides exploration, manipulative and gross motor play activities needed for developmental, and rehabilitation physical therapy programs. Our large gym has an indoor track for walking, tricycle riding and roller-skating. Our suspension system offers a safe and fun atmosphere for balance and gait training. We also have small treatment rooms for quieter needs.

Does my child need a referral to receive therapy treatment?

A referral is not necessary for physical therapy services.  Often children are referred by either their primary care physician or a specialist.

My child has a referral, what is next?

Contact us for an appointment.

What should I expect during our first visit?

On the first visit with your child we work with you and your child to outline motor goals, assess current motor skills and develop a treatment plan.

What should my child wear on the first visit?

It is best to have the child wear clothing such as tank top, gym shorts and tennis shoes.

What insurances are accepted?

We accept most insurance coverages. Please bring your insurance card to the first appointment.