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Our physical therapists work with kids and teens who have been injured or who have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability or aren't reaching developmental milestones.
Physical Therapy is aimed at developing sensory and large motor foundations that are necessary for mobility and large motor skills development. It also addresses compensation techniques, the use of assistive mobility devices, and environmental adaptations needed for success in daily mobility.
We provide individual evaluations and treatment interventions to develop strength, flexibility, muscle movements, posture, endurance, coordination, and balance. Each child is evaluated using a multitude of standardized tests and specific evaluation tools. An individualized treatment plan is then developed with both long-term and short-term goals.
Making An Appointment:
Contact Interact Therapy via the contact form below, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by calling 701-532-1906.
Physician referrals may be faxed to 701-532-1896.
Wondering if your child needs a physical therapy evaluation? Some common referral criteria include (but not limited to): concerns with your child's coordination, balance, strength and endurance, posture and positioning, walking, developmental milestones, infant head shape, joint motion or protection, or walking. If you have any of these concerns, contact us.
Infants, children and adolescents
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Brachial Plexus Injuries
Improving core muscle strength/control
Head shape and control
Balance and coordination
Strength and endurance
Climbing, running, jumping
Home exercise program
Adaptation for home safety & efficiency
Gross Motor Skills Developmental Milestones
Can raise head when pulled to sitting position
Rolls from back to front
Can raise chest and upper part of abdomen when laying on stomach
Can bear weight on one hand while exploring with the other hand when laying on stomach
Cruises around furniture and living areas
Reaches actively for toys when sitting
Pulls to a standing position
Walks alone well
Walks up and down steps holding hands
Squats and stands back up
Can run, but falls easily
Walks and runs fairly well
Can climb stairs without support
Can kick a ball
Can jump with both feet
Can balance on one foot for a few seconds
Can catch a large ball
Can broad jump 10-24 inches
Can run, jump, and climb
Hops on one foot
Can ride a tricycle
Catches a ball reliably
Can jump rope and skip on alternate feet
Beginning to skate and swim
Our Physical Therapists also work in a pool off site in Fargo. Water has long been used for it's restorative properties. The therapy pool is highly useful for children with all types of developmental challenges. The warm water allows children with high muscle tone or spasticity to move more freely. Water also eliminates gravity through buoyancy making movement easier for children. Water can also be used to strengthen muscles with it's resistance.
The aquatic environment is also beneficial for children with sensory challenges such as tactile defensiveness, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and sensory processing disorders (SPD).
Comprehensive physical therapy evaluations will look at the following:
The movement abilities of the infant or child
Identifies issues interfering with an infant's developmental abilities or a child's motor or orthopedic status.