Provide background information of your child, your present concerns, and any relevant past medical history
Together we can determine the best course of action for your concerns
Monitor progress and keep in touch
Schedule an Evaluation or begin Treatment Sessions
Refer to a doctor
What can I expect from a Consultation? Schedule a free 15-minute phone call consultation to determine what is the best course of action regarding your concerns for your child. During the phone call, I will ask you to provide a detailed history of your child, describe your specific concerns of development, movement patterns and posturing, or suspected injury, and any relevant medical documents or information. The better I get to understand your child, the better I can determine how to proceed and which recommendation to make. Monitor Progress There is no such thing as being too proactive when it comes to your child. All concerns are valid, but not all concerns require immediate attention and may be a completely normal aspect of development or recovery from injury. Children are extremely plastic and adaptable, and sometimes the best course of action is just to wait and monitor for progress. During the consultation, I will provide clinical recommendations for you to implement to support development or recovery. I ask that you please keep in touch while monitoring so I can determine whether intervention is necessary if marked progress does not occur. Although it depends on the condition, the standard benchmark for monitoring is twoweeks, and after that we can re-evaluate whether next steps are required.
Schedule an Evaluation or Begin Treatment Sessions Based on your present concerns in combination with a relevant background or medical history of your child, scheduling an evaluation or beginning treatment sessions may be beneficial. Physical therapy can help with a range of conditions to improve or restore function, support gross motor development, and relieve pain. I use evidence-based medicine to diagnose the root cause of the problem, create an individualized and skilled treatment plan, and continuously monitor progress and re-evaluate outcomes.
Refer to a doctor As a parent, you know your child best. Sometimes, your concerns are valid and require immediate attention. Referring out to your primary care physician or a specialist may be necessary in some cases when physical therapy alone cannot improve your child's condition. Some common red flags that require referring out to a doctor include, but are not limited to, unexplained weight loss, fever, changes in respiratory rate, persistent or acute abdominal pain, skin or distal extremity discolorations, hot or swollen joints, significant history of trauma, absent reflexes or positive neurological signs, or loss of developmental milestones.