Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
We are an out of network provider. However, many families can get an in-network or gap exception due to the specialist nature of our services and are then reimbursed at the in-network level.
Do you have after school or weekend appointments?
Kid PT works with families to accommodate your scheduling needs.
Do you go to schools or daycares?
Kid PT provides both clinic services and services in the “natural environment”, such as school or home. This can be regular visits or consultative to coordinate a child’s care between caregivers.
What is the difference between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy?
Physical therapists have expertise in movement systems. The Physical Therapists at Kid PT have the skill to analyze a child’s movement pattern and determine the underlying restrictions, postural limitations, and sensory motor disconnections. Children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and coordination disorders will benefit from physical therapy to address gross motor challenges. Additionally, children with sensory processing disorder, dyspraxia, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders often have core foundations of their movement system that can be improved with physical therapy. Addressing these missing pieces of the puzzle will improve speech, social, and fine motor abilities.
Occupational therapy helps children on a broader level with the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that children need to function and socialize in their home, school, play, and community environments.
Physical and occupational therapists work together to maximize a child’s functional abilities and independence. Frequently short term physical therapy prior to beginning occupational therapy will be effective in achieving greater outcomes. In cases of primary sensory processing, sensory regulation, or fine motor deficits without a core movement deficit, occupational therapy would be the best treatment choice.
How do I get started?
Call us at (908) 543-4390 for an intake conversation and to schedule a screening, evaluation, or therapy sessions.