Physical Therapy for Infants

Physical Therapy for Infants

Physical therapists play an essential role in
supporting the parents of any child, including infants.

Physical Therapy
for Infants

Physical therapists play an essential role in supporting the parents of any child, including infants.

Developmental Assessment & Treatment

Here at Valley Kids, our Pediatric Therapists provide assessments and consultation services for infants and toddlers to determine if there are any delays and impairments needing to be addressed. We work closely with families to evaluate proper needs and to provide treatment through parent coaching and neurodevelopmental treatment techniques.

Our goal is to help each child with a motor or developmental impairment reach his or her maximum potential. This includes working with the family hands-on to develop an appropriate home program, referral to community resources, and the coordination of services with other agencies.

Please contact us if you have concerns about your child’s development.

Here at Valley Kids, our Pediatric Therapists provide assessments and consultation services for infants and toddlers to determine if there are any delays and impairments needing to be addressed. We work closely with families to evaluate proper needs and to provide treatment through parent coaching and neurodevelopmental treatment techniques.

Our goal is to help each child with a motor or developmental impairment reach his or her maximum potential. This includes working with the family hands-on to develop an appropriate home program, referral to community resources, and the coordination of services with other agencies.

Please contact us if you have concerns about your child’s development.

Breastfeeding Support & Feeding Therapy

Our therapist, Jenna Lisenby is a part of the International Association for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing and works with infants and very young children, often in coordination with pediatricians and local lactation specialists to support breastfeeding and bottle feeding success.

She can perform an evaluation and developmental assessment to determine what may be causing the feeding difficulties and recommend therapy or treatment that can and improve feeding and make it an enjoyable experience for everyone. Therapy can assist with strengthening muscles to move the tongue effectively, improve the ability to suck from a bottle and coordinate breathing while eating.

Please contact us anytime if you would like to learn more on how Valley Kids can help your infant with improved feeding.

Our therapist, Jenna Lisenby is part of the International Association for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing and works with infants and very young children, often in coordination with pediatricians and local lactation specialists to support breast feeding and bottle feeding success.

She can perform an evaluation and developmental assessment to determine what may be causing the feeding difficulties and recommend therapy or treatment that can and improve feeding and make it an enjoyable experience for everyone. Therapy can assist with strengthening muscles to move the tongue effectively, improve the ability to suck from a bottle and coordinate breathing while eating.

Please contact us anytime if you would like to learn more on how Valley Kids can help your infant with improved feeding.

Torticollis / Plagiocephaly

Torticollis is a tightening of a child’s neck muscles that causes the head to tilt to one side and turn to the other side. This can make it difficult for the child to turn his or her head for visual tracking, hold the head in an upright position, or to perform the appropriate upper body movements needed for feeding and play. It can also cause flattening of the child’s face and make it difficult to clean the child’s neck and shoulder.

Our physical therapy team works with children as young as newborns (2 days of age) to assess and treat this condition. With early detection and treatment, most children with torticollis recover with no long-term effects.

Our physical therapists teach stretching exercises to lengthen the musculature and work on specific motor skills to ensure symmetrical developmental milestone achievement, When diagnosed and treated early with simple position changes and exercises, 80% of children recover completely with no long-term detrimental effects.

Torticollis is a tightening of a child’s neck muscles that causes the head to tilt to one side and turn to the other side. This can make it difficult for the child to turn his or her head for visual tracking, hold the head in an upright position, or to perform the appropriate upper body movements needed for feeding and play. It can also cause flattening of the child’s face and make it difficult to clean the child’s neck and shoulder.

Our physical therapy team works with children as young as newborns (2 days of age) to assess and treat this condition. With early detection and treatment, most children with torticollis recover with no long-term effects.

Our physical therapists teach stretching exercises to lengthen the musculature and work on specific motor skills to ensure symmetrical developmental milestone achievement, When diagnosed and treated early with simple position changes and exercises, 80% of children recover completely with no long-term detrimental effects.