Pediatric therapies in Idaho Falls
At Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), our pediatric therapy program strives for interdisciplinary teamwork between occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language therapists, physicians, developmental agencies and school programs. We give one-on-one attention to children, families and caregivers and work with children from newborn to 21 years old who have mild to severe disabilities in a family-centered environment.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (208) 529-7982.
Comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation services
Many of our young patients see more than one therapist at each visit. The collaborative approach is specifically used for children with feeding difficulties and children with global delays. Additionally, many pediatric therapy team members work in the neonatal intensive care unit and have expertise with premature and fragile infants.
The pediatric therapy clinic offers individual treatment rooms as well as two gyms and a kitchen to meet your child's needs. Services are provided in outpatient and "early intervention" settings and for inpatient units.
Physical therapy is the specialization in gross motor skills that encourages mobilization and exploration. Our pediatric physical therapists help your child develop muscle strength and tone and coordinate those muscles to sit, stand, balance, walk, reach, run and jump.
Pediatric speech-language pathologists help your child communicate with others. They address language development, speech production clarity, processing other's speech and language, and feeding and swallowing skills. Our therapists also focus on literacy, cognitive disorders and auditory processing disorders.
If your child needs assistance with dressing, bathing or grooming tasks, our pediatric occupational therapists can help. We also help your child coordinate the use of their hands to:
- Coordinate use of their hands to play, write, explore and learn
- Develop social skills and appropriate behavior
- Use their five senses to process and make sense of the world around them
Additionally, our occupational therapists are specially trained to assess and treat incontinence issues and pelvic floor dysfunction.