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Physical Therapy

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Physical Therapists at Easter Seals provide evaluations and ongoing therapy to enhance and restore function and mobility to individuals with neurological, developmental or orthopedic disabilities, and encourage independence at home, school, work, and in the community.  They also assist children in learning to use braces, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs and artificial limbs.  Therapy focuses on improving strength, range of motion, balance, coordination and mobility. 

Who provides services?

All therapy services at Easter Seals are  provided by registered and licensed therapists who specialize in pediatric services.  Therapists are also credentialed and enrolled as providers of Early Intervention (EI) services.

Therapists work closely with the family,  the child’s physician, and other health care practitioners setting treatment goals that are realistic and consistent with the child and family’s needs. Therapy involves both direct treatment and home programming; families receive developmental and therapeutic information for activities they can implement between therapy sessions.  Family involvement is a critical component of therapy.

Physical Therapists have specialized training in:

Want to know more?

Contact our Peoria Service Center at 309.686.1177 or the Bloomington Service Center at 309.663.8275.

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