Pediatric Therapy


Pediatric Therapy

North Platte Physical Therapy, Big Country Rehab, Bear Lodge Rehab and Monument Physical Therapy provide pediatric interventions with contracts through the local School Districts, Early Childhood Centers and in our outpatient clinics providing services throughout our local communities. Our therapists treat patients ranging from newborns up through adults with a variety of neurological, orthopedic, developmental, behavioral, and other medical diagnoses. We provide assessment and outpatient rehabilitation of pediatric sports injuries, providing braces and customized splints.

We strive to provide pediatric therapy services in our communities 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 and continue to attend several courses each year in order to stay up to date with the newest research and techniques. Our staff are passionate about helping each patient and their families with their individual needs.

Free gross motor screenings are provided through the Early Childhood Centers once monthly in some locations. We are able to evaluate and cast for pediatric orthotics and specialized equipment needs, including wheelchair, walker and crutch recommendations.

Please call your local clinic with questions.


Common Diagnoses

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • Muscle Disease (Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, etc.)
  • Autism
  • 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
  • Obesity/Diabetes
  • 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.)

OT Treatments/Specialties:

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

PT Treatments/Specialties:

  • Gait/ambulation/mobility training
  • Balance/coordination training
  • Strengthening
  • Condition/endurance training
  • Range of motion/stretching
  • Positioning (for Torticollis and other conditions)
  • Adaptive equipment assessments
  • Orthotics and taping
  • Leg/foot brace fitting
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Gross motor skill training