The occupational therapy team at Kinetic Edge specializes in treating patients with hand, wrist, or elbow problems, in addition to pediatric therapy. Occupational therapists are available at our Des Moines, Newton, Oskaloosa and Pella clinics.
Problems with your hands, wrists, or elbows can affect your ability to play, work or perform self-care tasks. Occupational therapy uses self-care, work, and play activities to improve your ability to perform daily tasks. Occupational therapy helps maximize your independence while enhancing your quality of life.
Occupational therapists at Kinetic Edge also specialize in pediatric therapy. Occupational therapy can benefit a wide variety of children. Some examples include kids struggling with learning, picky eaters, children having difficulty calming down or staying focused, kids with balance and coordination difficulties, and those with delayed fine motor skills.
Kinetic Edge’s occupational therapy team uses evaluation tools to determine what is at the core of a child’s struggles. The evaluation assesses sensorimotor development, sensory preferences, reflex integration, and visual perception skills.
Once an occupational therapist evaluates your child, she will select activities that are interesting and meaningful to your child that work towards their individual therapeutic goals. Therapy sessions that children perceive as fun, motivating, and playful are essential to helping them thrive and excel. The occupational therapist has specific tasks in mind for your child to meet goals and uses creative ways to achieve the objectives.