Southern Valley Rehabilitation Inc. Located in Arkansas, we specialize in Pediatric Physical Therapy. We currently operate in Franklin, Logan, and Johnson Counties.

Southern Valley Rehabilitation

Southern Valley Rehabilitation is over Physical Therapy at Ozark Pediatric Therapy. They have been doing Pediatric Physical Therapy  in the Ozark area since 2004.

Patrick Stepp is the Founder/Owner of Southern Valley Rehabilitation inc. He has been in practice since 2001.

"We enhance function and mobility to advance to promote participation in home, school, and community activities."

Southern Valley Rehabilitation Inc. Located in Arkansas, we specialize in Pediatric Physical Therapy. We currently operate in Franklin, Logan, and Johnson Counties.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PEDIATRIC THERAPY

Doctors may recommend physical therapy for children who have difficulty moving in such a way that it limits daily activities. Some of these conditions include:

  • Developmental delays
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Genetic disorders
  • Orthopedic disabilities
  • Heart and lung conditions
  • Birth defects (such as spina bifida)
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Muscle diseases
  • Muscle coordination concerns

BENEFITS OF PEDIATRIC THERAPY

Understanding how a child’s motor performance develops, and how it is related to the child’s cognitive development, is the basis of pediatric physical therapy. The benefits of physical therapy may include:

  • Increase and maintain muscle strength and endurance
  • Restore and increase joint range of motion
  • Increase coordination
  • Decrease pain
  • Decrease muscle spasm and spasticity
  • Decrease swelling and inflammation of joints
  • Promote healing of soft tissue lesions
  • Prevent contracture and deformity of limbs
  • Promote mobility through walking or use of wheeled-mobility
  • Increase ability in daily activities such as self-care and play
  • Educate patients and family
  • Decrease stress

OUR METHODS

There are a number of treatment methods that physical therapists use to help patients. Some of these methods include:

  • Teaching and practice of functional developmental, motor, and mobility skills
  • Therapeutic exercise for strengthening, endurance, and joint mobility
  • Balance and coordination activities
  • Support for Recreation, play, and leisure
  • Adaptation of daily care activities and routines
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Home activity recommendations
  • Consultation with family, teachers, community agencies, and other service providers
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