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Physical Therapy

Beckman & Associates is dedicated to providing cutting edge technology and treatments in order to deliver superior care to our patients.

Our physical therapist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of infants, children and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders who may have limitations in any of the following areas:

  • gross motor development
  • balance/coordination
  • strength/endurance
  • motor planning
  • joint mobility
  • activities of daily living
  • keeping up with their peers
  • sensory processing/integration

Our Physical Therapist also provides CranioSacral Therapy. CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

We also offer specialization in pediatric massage. The benefits of baby massage are:

  • improves functioning of the gastrointestinal tract,
  • improves digestion, helps to normalize muscle tone,
  • improves circulation,
  • and affects the lymphatic drainage/enhances the immune system.

Our physical therapist is also trained in therapeutic taping. Taping is sometimes used by therapists for people who have difficulties with muscle control caused by developmental or neurological conditions. Taping might be used temporarily to help predict the response a child might have to a more permanent form of support like an ankle orthotic (brace). It might also be used to reduce the effect of spasticity on movement at a specific joint, to support a weak muscle, or to encourage a weak muscle to move.

Our PT works collaboratively with individuals, family, caregivers and physicians to develop comprehensive treatment programs based on the principles of human neurology and physiology. Individuals who have minimal to severe motor difficulties can benefit from the combination of the NDT approach, CranioSacral Therapy, massage, and taping techniques that are used at this clinic.

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