Description of Services
Pediatric Physical Therapy
An initial evaluation is performed to address developmental delays, torticollis, neurological impairment, tethered oral tissues, down syndrome, prematurity and a variety of other diagnoses.
A comprehensive care plan is established and recommended follow-up visits are suggested.
Therapy Techniques Can Include:
Whole Body Vibration – Uses our Hypervibe vibration plate to provide extra sensory input to help produce greater motor output
Task Specific Electrical Stimulation (TASES) – eStimulation Unit provides sensory input for children who need assistance in reaching their next movement goals. Improves the function of muscles and movements related to a particular tasks.
Spinal Stimulation – Using our eStimulation Unit, this technique was developed with Spina Bifida in mind that includes use of electrical stimulation over the spinal cord to provide sensory input to improve muscle function and sensory awareness.
Theratogs – This is a postural control wearable system
Total Motion Release – Involves stretching and bodywork to improve range of motion and decrease tension.
(1) hour-long in person evaluation to address developmental delays, torticollis, neurological impairment, tethered oral tissues, down syndrome, prematurity and a variety of other diagnoses. Includes a detailed evaluation write up and follow up plan.
Cost: Contact to get rate information. Rate will be dependent on insurance carrier or private pay. Private pay discounts available.
Follow up visit(s)
60 minutes. Follow up visits are available once initial evaluation has been completed.
Cost: After initial evaluation, discuss cost with therapist. Will be dependent on insurance carrier or private pay. Private pay discounts available.
*Custom package discounts available
PT Intensive Sessions
Choose duration 1, 2, or 3 weeks. Custom plans discussed with each family
(This service may be reimbursable by insurance)
Infant Massage Instruction
60 minute session teaching infant massage strokes to parents and caregivers. Suitable for newborns to pre crawlers. Infant massage can be performed daily for maximum benefit!
General Benefits for Babies:
Faster weight gain
Improve cardiac and respiratory output
Better sleeping patterns
Release of hormones for food absorption and digestion
Improvement of muscle tone
Enhanced neurological development
Improvement of sensory awareness
Provide a special communication /development of non-verbal communication
Promotes self esteem and respect
General Benefits for Families
Benefits for parents & families
Be in the moment & let go of days’ stress
Parents feel more confident in their ability to read baby’s cues- empowers parents
Encourages the parents ability to soothe & meet baby’s needs
Promotes a parent’s healthy self esteem, validating their role as parents
Increase the parents confidence to follow their intuitive sense
Release of hormones from mother to nurture the baby
Enhance communication & respect
Infant massage becomes a family tradition
Can be a time for parent and child to communicate in a relaxed a playful manner
Special time between father & child
Infant Massage Instruction Session
45-60 minutes of Infant Massage Stroke Instructions with caregivers.
Developmental wellness visits are conducted in person at the clinic or virtually. This option is for parents who would like support and suggested activities to help enhance their child’s motor skills.
Our PT will provide purposeful play activities and ideas to help support baby's journey toward milestones such as rolling, sitting, crawling, transitions and walking. These wellness visits are also meant to give caregivers peace of mind regarding attaining milestones, and provide answers regarding typical motor development and when to seek a more detailed physical therapy evaluation.
A brief written report will be provided with an overview of the child’s skills, and suggested activities to do with your child. This service is not reimbursable by insurance.
45 minutes (This service is not reimbursable by insurance)
*Custom package discounts available
Includes: Five (5) 1-hour consultations to be used anytime during baby's first year.
Suggested time frame for visits:
Newborn-2 months: tummy time activities , tracking. check for asymmetries, education on prevention of flat head
3-4 months - focus on rolling skills, reaching
5-7 months - focus on sitting milestones
8-10 months - focus on supporting crawling, transitions
11-14 months - standing and walking
Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Therapy
Meagan O'Neill, MSPT, CIMI-2 is presently DMI level B trained. She plans to continue her training with DMI in the future. Our passion at Ahoy Baby is to help children succeed and reach their highest potential while empowering caregivers along the way. Therefore, we are constantly educating ourselves on therapeutic techniques that will help children and families effectively. We are proud to offer Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) therapy at Ahoy Baby.
We will be offering DMI therapy as part of regular physical therapy as well as offering intensives that can include DMI. These intensives can be conducted in 1, 2, or 3-week-long packages. Custom packages will be discussed with each family.
(consisting of DMI, electrical stimulation, Vibration plate, Theratogs, etc.)
Choose duration 1, 2, or 3 weeks. Custom plan discussed with each family.
Cost: varies dependent on duration
*This service may be reimbursable by insurance, discuss with therapist
Weight Limit Policy
Due to the physical nature of performing DMI exercises, there is a weight limit to ensure the safety of PT and ensure your child is getting the most from the intensive. The weight limit is 35 lbs.