Physical Therapy Services

“Motor activity is an essential learning tool creating an enhanced foundation encouraging education skills. Physical therapy will create therapeutic activities such as planning and activity memory as they engage in exercises to reduce impairments.” Suzann K Campell PT, PHD.

 

Does your child walk on their toes? Does he or she have frequent falls or decreased coordination? Physical Therapy services are offered at The SpOT Clinic to assist patients improve functional mobility skills. Our Physical Therapists provide training and education through use of standardized evaluations, tests, and measures. Skilled therapeutic one-on-one treatment sessions are provided with use of play to encourage and maximize strength, motor planning, coordination, balance, gross motor skills, and more. Skilled interventions may include but not limited to, obstacle courses, motor planning videos, stair negotiation, and upper extremity coordination skills with a ball. 

We offer treatment for the following diagnoses + more:

Cerebral Palsy

Birth injuries/birth defects

Sports Rehab

Torticollis

Toe walking

Developmental delay

Services we offer + more:

Gross motor skill Training

Gait Training

Balance/coordination Training

Strength Training

In-school based Physical Therapy services 

Milestones:

0-3 months:

  • Random arm and leg movements

  • Turning head side to side while on tummy

  • Lifting head up while on tummy

  • Rolling from side to back

 

3-6 months:

  • Propping on elbows while on tummy

  • Supported sitting

  • Head control

  • Feet to hands or mouth

  • Rolling from tummy to side

  • Rolling tummy to back

  • Rolling back to tummy

  • Creeping

  • Tolerating weight bearing on feet w/ assistance

 

6-9 months:

  • Tummy time on forearms

  • Pivot on tummy

  • Tummy to hands and knees

  • Sitting balance

  • Tummy to and from sitting

  • Laying on back to and from sitting

  • Crawling

  • Tall kneeling

 

9-12 months:

  • Pivot while sitting

  • Sitting to and from hands and knees

  • Pulling to stand

  • Cruising sideways

  • Standing independently

  • Lowering to floor

  • Walking w/ support

  • Climbing on and off furniture

  • Crawling up/down stairs

 

12+:

  • Walking w/ push toy

  • Independent walking

  • Hands and knees to stand

  • Squat

  • Kneeling

  • Ball play

To schedule an evaluation:

Please contact The SpOT Clinic at 256-517-9277 (Owens Cross Roads), 251-200-4750 (Gulf Shores), or 251-200-4750 (Madison) to schedule a therapy evaluation. A physician's referral/prescription is required prior to scheduling.  Evaluations may be conducted over one to two days depending on your child’s needs. We want to ensure that each child is able to show us their current skill level to the best of their abilities. Depending on your child, a combination of age-level standardized assessments, clinical observations, as well as parent questionnaires and interviews will be used to obtain the most appropriate measures of his/her current level of functioning. If it is determined that your child would benefit from alternative or additional services, we work with each family to ensure that appropriate referrals are made.