Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy
MMI’s Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapists are able to provide children and families with the privacy of a Kids Only Therapy Gym, where the children can use their imagination during their treatment program. Our therapists work with each child individually and develop a unique plan of care that includes home exercise programs, enabling family and caregivers to become active participants in the developmental or rehabilitative process
Our therapists are experienced professionals who know the key to success is to connect with your child. Therapists emphasize fun, interactive activities and play to help your child gain the skills they need to play and learn.
We have therapies and services to help you address numerous infant, toddler and school-age child concerns, including:
Benefits from Therapy
Does my child need Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy?
Pediatric Occupational Therapy focuses on the underlying components of development. The pediatric occupational therapist works to promote independence for a child’s “occupation,” which includes play, self-help tasks, and school related skills. Occupational Therapy typically address deficiencies in a person’s fine motor skill development, dressing, hygiene, handwriting, behavior, and sensory integration.
Pediatric Physical Therapy promotes development and overall strength and mobility. The efficiency of a child’s strength and mobility allows a child to maximize their independence. Gross motor skills such as rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, climbing, skipping, bike riding and ball skills are the foundation of gross motor development.
Pediatric Physical Therapists
Monica received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland and has special training in Pediatric Physical Therapy. While at the University of Maryland, she received the Pekar- Abel Scholarship for her dedication in the field of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Monica works as a team with all of her patient’s physicians in an effort to give her patients the best comprehensive care possible. She treats children and infants with highly involved orthopaedic and neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, torticollis, and arthrogryposis.
Colleen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from Widener University. She has significant expertise in therapeutic handling to promote acquisition and refinement of motor skills, with specific focus on each child’s individual needs. She believes that an effective treatment program encompasses the child’s family and caregivers and makes them active participants in the developmental or rehabilitative process.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Jennilee received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Shenandoah University. She specializes in sensory integration, fine motor coordination, self care difficulties, and visual/ perceptual skills. Jennilee has experience in sensory processing disorder, hand writing, organizational skills associated with ADHD or ADD, stroke, and rehabilitation after a traumatic event.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Monica Johnson, DPT