Pediatric Rehabilitation

If your child has congenital disorders, injuries, disabilities or is experiencing developmental delays, we offer pediatric therapy in San Antonio tailored to your child’s specific needs.

To learn more about our pediatric rehabilitation services, call 210-297-9907.

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Personalized Pediatric Therapy in San Antonio

At HealthLink, we have pediatric therapists who thoroughly evaluate children and create personalized, evidence-based treatment plans. Our staff is committed to helping your child meet life milestones and maximize their potential, all while having fun throughout the process.

Our outpatient pediatric therapy services are designed to assist you and your child in achieving certain goals which may include increasing your child’s independence, improving your child’s social skills, helping them participate in school activities and helping your child feel more confident.

Disorders and Conditions We Treat

We work with patients as young as one month to 12 years old. We provide treatment programs for a wide variety of conditions, which include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Apraxia
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Developmental delays
  • Developmental disorders
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysgraphia
  • Epilepsy or seizure disorder
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Genetic disorders
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertonicity or spasticity
  • Hypotonia
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Language disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurological disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Prematurity
  • Rett syndrome
  • Speech delay
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stuttering
  • Toe walking
  • Torticollis

Our Pediatric Therapy Services

Our pediatric physical therapists in San Antonio offer comprehensive examinations, evaluations, diagnosis and intervention to babies and children (up to 12 years old). We also provide physical, occupational and speech therapy services in our pediatric clinic in San Antonio so your child can receive any or all of these services in just one facility.

Pediatric Physical Therapy in San Antonio

Pediatric physical therapy aims to help children perform day-to-day tasks successfully and live a more active life. Our physical therapists use their expertise in movement, body function and motor development and apply clinical reasoning to provide a program that will help develop your child’s functional independence. The program also aims to motivate your child to actively participate in home, school and social environments.

Some of the therapy sessions and strategies that your physical therapist may incorporate include balance and coordination activities, flexibility exercises, massage, games, strength training and more.

Pediatric physical therapy can also help your child improve their mobility to participate in recreational sports. It is also ideal when/for:

  • Dealing with developmental delays and helping your child achieve milestones such as crawling, standing and walking, etc.
  • Decrease pain
  • Improve range of motion
  • Improving balance and coordination
  • Improving mobility, strength and/or endurance (for those with orthopedic or muscular conditions)
  • Managing congenital abnormalities
  • Postsurgical rehabilitation
  • Recovering from certain injuries (i.e., sports injury, brain injury, etc.)

Pediatric Occupational Therapy in San Antonio

Your child’s primary occupation includes playing, participating in school and getting involved in your family activities. Pediatric occupational therapy aims to help children who have sensory, physical and cognitive deficiencies perform in school and succeed in daily activities.

Our pediatric occupational therapists in San Antonio conduct personalized therapy sessions and exercises, whether at the clinic or in your home, to help your child develop and improve their fine motor, emotional, physical and social skills. This kind of treatment can also help improve your child’s self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

Pediatric occupational therapy is also ideal when/for:

  • Developing a child’s manual dexterity and motor coordination, including handwriting and computer skills
  • Developing age-appropriate behavior
  • Developing hand-eye coordination and perception
  • Developing strategies in playing
  • Recovering from postsurgical conditions
  • Sensory-motor integration, processing and modulation
  • Teaching self-care and basic life activities such as using the toilet, bathing, dressing, self-feeding, brushing teeth, etc.

Pediatric Speech Therapy in San Antonio

Some disorders or impairments, whether congenital or acquired, can affect a child’s communication, cognition, fluency, voice and eating, drinking or swallowing capacity. If your child has this kind of disorder or if they are experiencing developmental delays, speech-language therapy is recommended as soon as possible. Children who do therapy before five years old tend to have better results than those who start later.

Our pediatric speech-language pathologists at Healthlink conduct comprehensive evaluations to determine the extent of impairment or developmental delay and create a personalized treatment plan to achieve the best possible results for your child. We incorporate various treatment strategies, including language intervention activities, articulation therapy, oral-motor or feeding and swallowing therapy as well as age-appropriate fun activities to encourage maximum participation.

Pediatric speech therapy is also ideal for/when:

  • Addressing articulation and phonological deficits to improve speech intelligibility
  • Encouraging expression of emotions
  • Improving cognitive function
  • Improving communication skills (listening, speaking and articulation)
  • Improving feeding and swallowing skills
  • Improving receptive and expressive communication
  • Learning to communicate if the child has cleft lip or cleft palate
  • Recovering from traumatic brain injury
  • Strengthening oral muscles for eating, swallowing and speech
  • Targeting developmental language delays to promote communication skills
  • Training to low and high tech communication aides to promote nonverbal communication

Why Choose Healthlink for Your Child’s Therapy?

Healthlink Outpatient Rehab has a pediatric clinic in San Antonio that provides customized, compassionate care to children with acquired and/or congenital disorders, impairments and other conditions that lead to developmental delays or disabilities. We have friendly bilingual therapists who speak both English and Spanish, and we also provide access to a Stratus interpreter system, so your child can communicate using the language they are most comfortable with.

Our clinic is designed to encourage a fun and playful environment and equipped with tools that can help keep your child engaged and participative in our sessions. At the same time, we understand that having an understanding and positive home environment is crucial to your child’s continuous progress. That’s why we also work hand in hand with you and your family members, providing the education and support you need, so the therapy and development of your child continues even outside the clinic.

Schedule an Appointment

Your child doesn’t have to be a patient of any Baptist hospital to receive therapy. They may be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist even without a physician referral. To schedule an initial evaluation, please call 210-297-9907 or email healthlinkscheduling@baptisthealthsystem.com. Virtual visits may also be available upon request.

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