Therapists at The Center utilize an array of skilled techniques to promote development, remediate impairments, and improve function, independence, and quality of life in a fun and engaging way.
Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) is a holistic and interdisciplinary practice model that emphasizes individualized therapeutic handling based on movement analysis for habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with neurological impairments, most often used with children with cerebral palsy or those who have had strokes.
Children with neuromotor dysfunction would benefit from this technique.
The general goals of an NDT treatment plan are to enhance function, prevent deformities and minimize impairments.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
This therapy style can be used on a wide array of individuals who demonstrate muscular and connective tissue imbalances such as those associated with back pain, cerebral palsy, birth injuries, emotional trauma, headaches, pelvic pain, and scoliosis.
The goals of MFR are to relieve pain and restore motion.
The Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a form of osteopathic manipulative treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed counterforce.
Children with restricted motion of spine and extremities would benefit from MET.
This therapy technique improves alignment of the skeletal system and muscular imbalances to restore motion and alleviate pain.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.
Kinesio Taping successfully treats those with a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
The goal of kinesio taping is to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, optimize performance, prevent injury and to promote good circulation and healing.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) uses the body’s proprioceptive system to facilitate or inhibit muscle contraction. It is a method of promoting or hastening the response of the neuromuscular mechanism through the stimulation of proprioceptors (sensory receptors of the body).
This treatment style is often used on individuals with neurological deficits such as cerebral palsy, but can also be used for strengthening and coordination in individuals with physical deficits.
The purpose is to enhance and create movement in areas where the neurological system has been compromised.
We partner with psychologists and social workers from Anchored Family Psychology and Counseling Associates – conveniently located in our Jenison location – for psychological evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Together we determine the best plan of action for your child and the family. Services performed at Anchored Family are billed separately and appointments will need to be scheduled directly with the Anchored Family team.
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Occupational, Speech and Physical therapies are paneled with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Michigan, Blue Care Network (BCN), Cofinity, and Priority Health covering a range of diagnoses. We are paneled with all of these providers for autism spectrum services. Clients with other health plans may be able to submit for reimbursement, but payment will be out-of-pocket at the time of treatment.