We Help Children Succeed
Children are life’s most precious gift. At Winchester Hospital/Orthopedics Plus, we are committed to providing the highest quality pediatric rehabilitation services designed so that each child may enjoy life to the fullest extent possible.
We promise to provide pediatric rehabilitation services for your child with the same dedication to excellence and quality of care that has earned us the national recognition in the practice of orthopedic manual physical therapy.
Every child deserves the chance to succeed – and with the right tools, anything is possible. Our physical, occupational and speech therapists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of children and adolescents with a variety of neuromuscular, skeletal, acquired and developmental disorders.
Major areas we address include:
- Language and communication
- Cognitive processing
- Sensory processing and integration
- Fine motor development
- Gross motor development
- Neuromuscular function
- Activities of daily living
We diagnose and specialize in the evaluation and treatment of:
- Sensory integration dysfunction
- Neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, brain injury
- Developmental delay
- Muscular disorders
- Language/articulation disorders
- Orthopedic problems
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Hypotonia (muscle weakness)
- Congenital conditions
Our Highly Skilled Team
All of our therapists have comprehensive training in pediatric therapy. This training ensures that your child receives the highest quality of care. Our therapeutic services are offered in a safe and nurturing environment, which encourages children to grow, learn and explore to help increase feelings of positive self-esteem.
Our physical therapists are experienced in evaluating and treating issues related to movement, balance, and motor skills. Our occupational therapists assist with critical childhood “occupations” such as playing, social skills and learning. Our speech therapists evaluate language and auditory processing, so necessary for children to successfully communicate, play and learn.
A Collaborative Approach
We strongly believe that a collaborative approach is crucial to ensuring the most successful outcome for your child. To that end, our therapists recognize the importance of addressing each family’s particular needs and incorporating your goals into the treatment program. We also work closely with your child’s medical and educational professionals and other community service agencies.
Every plan of treatment is based on comprehensive developmental, neurological and musculoskeletal evaluations performed by our team of pediatric therapists. The results of these evaluations are then used to create a personalized and effective course of treatment, focused on specific and attainable goals.
Therapy for Post-Concussion Syndrome
A concussion results from events such as falls, car accidents, or sports. Post-concussion syndrome describes the physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms resulting from the concussion.
The severities of the symptoms can vary. The force to the brain can often cause injury to the neck and the vestibular system (inner ear). Rest is necessary to heal but may slow the recovery of the vestibular system. This can cause slower reflex speeds, poor balance and muscular weakness which directly impact the ability to safely resume high performance activities.
Winchester Hospital/Orthopaedics Plus Rehabilitation Services offers medically established programs designed to allow adults and children who have suffered a concussion to resume the normal activities of life. The focus of the program is to educate, decrease symptoms, improve stability and regain function.
You can schedule an appointment by contacting Winchester Hospital/Orthopaedics Plus Physical Therapy at 781-932-8866.
Infant Positioning for Play
Winchester Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Services offers “Infant Positioning For Play,” a free educational class for parents and their babies. The class teaches parents how to maximize tummy time, avoid plagiocephaly (head flattening) and torticollis (tightening of neck muscles), and maximize normal development.
Classes held monthly at the Family Medical Center in Wilmington. Please bring your babies and a blanket to practice. To register or learn more, please call Heidi or Denise at 978-988-6027.
How to Reach Us
The Winchester Hospital/Orthopaedics Plus Pediatric Program is located at the Family Medical Center, 500 Salem Street, Route 62, in Wilmington. Get directions.
For scheduling or more information on these and other OT/PT programs for children, please contact the Winchester Hospital/Orthopaedics Plus Pediatric Program at 978-988-6027.
Winchester Hospital is recognized as one of the area’s most prominent obstetric hospitals, offering a 24-hour laborist program and a Special Care Nursery for newborns in need of specialized medical care.
At Winchester Hospital, we honor our nurses through the DAISY Award program, a nationally recognized award given to nurses for their professionalism and patient-centered care.