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Phone: 701-866-4934
Fax: 701-718-9141
3523 45th St S #100, Fargo, ND 58104
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Physical Therapy

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 rolson@interact-therapy.com,
or by calling 701-866-4934.
Physician referrals may be faxed to 701-718-9141.

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.

We Treat

Infants, children and adolescents

Autism

Cerebral palsy

Muscle Disease/Weakness

Scoliosis

Down syndrome

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Brain Injuries

Torticollis

Motor Incoordination

Developmental Delay

Brachial Plexus Injuries

Hypotonia

Congenital defects

Hip Dysplasia

Sports/Orthopedic Injuries

Club Foot

Toe Walking

Positioning

Improving core muscle strength/control

Head shape and control

Balance and coordination

Standing balance

Strength and endurance

Walking

Climbing, running, jumping

Motor planning

Functional balance/safety

Energy conservation

Stair safety

Riding bike

Adaptive equipment

Home exercise program

Functional mobility

Adaptation for home safety & efficiency

Motor re-education

& more

Gross Motor Skills Developmental Milestones

3-4 Months

Can raise head when pulled to sitting position

4 Months

Rolls from back to front

5 Months

Can raise chest and upper part of abdomen when laying on stomach

6-7 Months

Sits alone

7 Months

Can bear weight on one hand while exploring with the other hand when laying on stomach

8-10 Months

Crawls

10-11 Months

Cruises around furniture and living areas

9-12 Months

Reaches actively for toys when sitting

11-12 Months

Pulls to a standing position

15 Months

Walks alone well

Walks up and down steps holding hands

Squats and stands back up

18 Months

Can run, but falls easily

2 Years

Walks and runs fairly well

Can climb stairs without support

Can kick a ball

Can jump with both feet

3 Years

Can balance on one foot for a few seconds

Can catch a large ball

Can broad jump 10-24 inches

4 Years

Can run, jump, and climb

Hops on one foot

Can ride a tricycle

Catches a ball reliably

5 Years

Can jump rope and skip on alternate feet

Beginning to skate and swim

Climbing well

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.