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Intensive Physical Therapy at Keep Moving Forward, Inc.

Intensive physical therapy at Keep Moving Forward Inc. can minimize motor delays and improve balance and coordination faster than traditional physical therapy. This is due to the increased duration and repetition of tasks, helping with brain activity reinforcement. We are also able to isolate muscles needed to initiate a movement or task. Our advanced state-of-the-art equipment allows patients to be put in positions, which allow a greater level of security in order for them to figure out how to achieve the movement independently with the assistance of our experienced physical therapists. This stability and security promote increased independence, faster growth in strength, and muscle memory.

 

Our Universal Exercise Unit promotes weight assisted support which allows for sensory integration and motor coordination as well as ability to achieve higher level and multi-joint tasks such as jumping.

 

The TheraSuit® allows for sensory integration and proprioceptive feedback throughout the body. This helps with the incorporation of senses through muscle movements. Our weight training activities, as well as equipment, (such as our pediatric treadmill and elliptical) help to incorporate increased strength, coordination and endurance.

 

This integration of multiple activities helps to establish a greater balance and fluidity within an individual allowing them to perform various tasks increasing independence in all environments.

What can Keep Moving Forward Physical Therapy do for people with Cerebral Palsy?

At Keep Moving Forward, our physical therapists specialize in improving the development of the large muscles of the body, such as those in the legs, arms and abdomen (gross motor skills) which are typically affected by cerebral palsy.

Our therapists use specific sets of exercises to work toward the prevention of musculoskeletal complications. The strengthening exercises aim to prevent the weakening of muscles secondary to disuse while helping avoid contracture.

Ultimately, the therapists at Keep Moving Forward Inc. will be responsible for improving all motor skills (and with a concentration on motor skills will be the development of gross motor skill), functional skills, pain management, gait analysis and training, balance, coordination, sensory integration, fitness, range of motion, and posture. We also will recommend adaptive equipment as well as orthotics, and assist with positioning and seating.

 

What can keep moving forward physical therapy do for people with autism spectrum disorder?

Intensive physical therapy has become an increasingly viable option for children with autism who need help developing age-appropriate motor skills, have low/high muscle tone or have difficulty with vestibular integration and body awareness. Those who have Autism can benefit from customized exercise programs that target areas of deficiency.

 

What Can Keep Moving Forward Do for People with TBI?

Keep Moving Forward understands that the long-term symptoms of TBI can be divided into several categories, including physical changes, cognitive effects, sensory effects, perceptual effects, social/emotional changes and others.  Our physical therapists specialize in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that affect the patient’s ability to move and function in daily life.

As part of our intensive physical therapy program process, our physical therapist will assess:

o   Balance

o   Strength

o   Range of motion

o   Adaptive equipment and orthotics

o   Quality of movement

o   Spontaneous movement

o   Coordination of movement

o   Sensation

o   Pain

o   Functional skills

 

Our physical therapists will design a therapy program to maximize the physical functioning of the patient.