Pediatric Therapy

 
 

OT Treatments/Specialties


  • Functional feeding skills, oral motor development
  • Fine motor dexterity, strengthening
  • Visual motor/ visual perception skills
  • Sensory Integration skills, vestibular training
  • Self-care/ADL skills
  • Cognitive development
  • Upper Extremity taping/splinting
  • Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Age-appropriate social skills training 

PT Treatments/Specialties


  • Gait/ambulation/mobility training
  • Balance/coordination training
  • Strengthening, condition/endurance training
  • Joint range of motion/stretching
  • Positioning (for Torticollis, other conditions)
  • Adaptive equipment assessments
  • Orthotics, leg/foot braces, taping
  • Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Gross motor skill training

Common Diagnoses: 

(we treat related motor impairments)


  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • Muscle Disease (Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, etc.)
  • Autism
  • Orthopedic Conditions/Sports Injuries (Scoliosis, postural abnormalities, joint/muscle injuries, post-surgical, limb deficiencies, club foot, etc.)
  • Developmental Delays/delayed motor milestones
  • Brain Injury/ Neurological Conditions (Spina Bifida, Tethered cord, Stroke, Epilepsy, Shaken Baby Syndrome/abuse, High/low muscle tone, anoxic events, etc.)
  • Prematurity/Birth Defects/birth trauma
  • Toe Walking, delayed or difficulty walking
  • Genetic Disorders/Conditions
  • ADHD, Behavior Disorders
  • Failure to Thrive, Feeding/Swallowing difficulties
  • Coordination disorders/clumsiness
  • Cancer/other medical conditions
  • Obesity, Diabetes, other conditions   

Pediatric Department - Casper


North Platte Physical Therapy Pediatrics Department was established in 2008 as Deidra Cottenoir, DPT and Reagan Scott, MOTR/L noticed a need for outpatient pediatric therapy services in the Casper Community. These original therapists continue to grow and expand the pediatric program and have 18 years of combined experience in a variety of practice settings including outpatient, inpatient hospital, school, early childhood, NICU, and home health settings. Our program treats patients ranging from newborns up through adults with special needs with a variety of neurological, orthopedic, developmental, behavioral, and other medical diagnoses.

We strive to provide the best pediatric therapy services in our community in a fun, family-friendly, safe and understanding environment. Our highly qualified and experienced therapists have 720 hours of specialized continuing education focusing on a variety of pediatric topics. They continue to attend several courses each and every year in order to stay up to date with the newest research and techniques available. 

Our staff is empathetic and nurturing to each patient and their families’ individual needs. The pediatric department is passionate about helping children.

pediatric physical therapy
pediatric physical therapist

Pediatric Department - Big Country Rehab Douglas, Glenrock, & Lusk

Big Country Rehabilitation Pediatrics Department treats patients ranging from newborns up through adults with special needs with a variety of neurological, orthopedic, developmental, behavioral, and other medical diagnoses.

We strive to provide pediatric therapy services in our community in a fun, family friendly, safe and understanding environment. Our staff is empathetic and nurturing to each patient and their families’ individual needs. The pediatric department is passionate about helping children. All three clinics have Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists who work with children with varying diagnoses.

pediatric physical therapy
pediatric physical therapist

Pediatric Department - Torrington

North Platte Physical Therapy Pediatrics Department strives to provide the best pediatric therapy services in our community in a fun, family-friendly, safe and understanding environment. Our highly qualified and experienced therapists have  continuing education focusing on a variety of pediatric topics. They continue to attend several courses each and every year in order to stay up to date with the newest research and techniques available. 

Our staff is empathetic and nurturing to each patient and their families’ individual needs. The pediatric department is passionate about helping children.

Pediatric Department - Wheatland

North Platte Physical Therapy provides pediatric interventions with contracts through the Platte County School District #1, Guernsey Early Childhood Center and Wheatland Early Childhood Center, providing services throughout Platte County including Glendo and Chugwater communities. Free gross motor screenings are provided through the Early Childhood Centers once monthly. We also are able to evaluate and cast for pediatric orthotics and specialized equipment needs, including wheelchair, walker and crutch recommendations. We also provide assessment and out patient rehabilitation of pediatric sports injuries, providing braces and customized splints. We have an ImPact Concussion Assessment certified Physical Therapist as well for vestibular rehabilitation related to closed head injuries.