Physical and Occupational Therapy
We provide occupational and physical therapy services for children in a medical/clinic model. Services are currently provided by Pediatric Therapy Professionals but will fully transfer to Old Mill Center in early 2020.
Our general hours are Monday–Friday 8am–6pm
and Saturday by appointment.
Occupational therapy is designed to build basic motor and sensory skills enabling children to be successful and independent in their occupations: play, self-help skills, success in learning and social interactions. Our clients include children with fine-motor delays, gross-motor delays, perceptual motor delays, coordination challenges, eating and swallowing challenges, and behavior challenges related to sensory processing.
- Brachial plexus injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Fetal alcohol syndrome
- Down syndrome
- Sensory processing disorder
Our physical therapy focuses on helping children build strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, as well as other gross motor skills needed to fully participate in daily activities. We help children with challenges related to an array of medical conditions, including the following:
- Brachial plexus injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Coordination deficits
- Developmental delay
- Down syndrome
- Genetic disorders
- Orthopedic injuries
- Postural Imbalance
- Spina bifida
- Tethered cord
Frequently Asked Questions
How does my child get started?
Contact us at 541-368-4313 and ask for the intake person, who will ask questions about your child’s therapy needs, information from your physician and insurance information. We will contact your insurance company to verity benefits for your insurance plan. This is not a guarantee of coverage by your insurance company but will give us some information to get started. We may suggest that you contact your physician’s office to get a medical prescription. We will help you to know what to ask your physician. Once we have the insurance information, we will contact you and discuss whether or not you want to schedule an appointment.
What do I need to bring to my child’s first appointment?
Please arrive 15 minutes early in order to fill out some paperwork. Bring your insurance card (please bring all cards if you have more than one plan). If your child has had evaluations done at other facilities such as Early Intervention, CDRC, Shriners Hospital, etc, please bring copies of the reports.
What will the evaluation session look like?
The therapist will work with you and your child. The needs and age of your child will depend upon how much your child is able to participate and how much the therapist will count on you to give information. The evaluation will last one hour. The therapist will give you some idea at the time of the evaluation as to their initial impressions about your child’s needs.
When and how will I get the results of the evaluation?
You will leave the evaluation understanding your child’s basic strengths and weaknesses. The therapist might make a follow up appointment with you at the time of the evaluation to either meet and discuss the results, or to call and discuss the results. If you meet with the therapist, a written copy of the evaluation will be presented to you at that time. If you talk by phone, a copy of the evaluation will be sent to you before your scheduled phone call. Included with the written report will be a copy of goals that you, your child if able and the therapist will decide together. This should all occur within 2 weeks of the initial evaluation.
How do I get started for therapy?
Following your evaluation appointment and discussion of results, the therapist will send a copy of the evaluation to your child’s physician. We require a physician’s signature on all care plans. Some insurance companies require prior authorization for therapy services. This means that either we or your physician have to send information to the insurance company for their review. They will decide if they will authorize therapy services for your child. After receiving authorization, a treatment appointment will be scheduled. If no authorization is needed, a treatment appointment will be scheduled at the time the evaluation results are discussed.
How are therapy services paid for?
We bill medical insurance, if that is available. We expect clients to pay deductibles and copayments at the time of treatment. Our billing office is happy to make payment plans with families. We accept cash, check or credit cards.
Are copays due at the time of treatment?
Yes. This saves you from getting a bill each month. You should be told at the time of your visits the amount of your copayment.
How long is each session?
Each session is generally 1 hour, which allows 50 minutes for treatment and 10 minutes to discuss the session and explain the home program. We prefer that a caregiver is present at the session so that we can demonstrate activities for you to do with your child. This also gives you a chance to share your experiences with your therapist. We strive to be sensitive and respectful of other clients and families who are working in the same space and strive to be punctual with the start and end of each session.
What should my child wear to therapy?
Comfortable, stretchy, but not too loose or too bulky clothing is best, so your child will be able to move readily without restriction. It is also a good idea to have a sleeveless top and shorts available for your child to change into, particularly with physical therapy. Sometimes the therapists need to have a better look at upper or lower extremity joints, including the joints above and/or below the one that appears to be affected.
What if my child does not feel well?
We work with children and know that children do get sick. We do not want others to be exposed to a contagious child. Please give us as much notice as possible when canceling.
What is your cancellation policy?
Because treatment space is tightly scheduled and therapist time is limited, canceling or rescheduling at least 24 hours in advance is required. A fee will be charged for any cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice from the time of the scheduled appointment. This is for any reason including illness. An exception to this is if the missed appointment can be rescheduled in the same week as the missed or canceled appointment. Parents will be called the day before to remind them of all appointments.
If an individual is scheduled for an appointment, has had a reminder call, and does not show up for the appointment, a no-show fee will be charged for that appointment.