Brinley loves playing with her two sisters. But play didn't come naturally to the energetic 4-year-old because she has cerebral palsy. She's learning how to move more independently with constraint induced movement therapy at Children’s Minnesota.
The new specialty center expands Children’s Minnesota’s presence into the south metro, giving families a more accessible and convenient option for pediatric specialty care.
Freya's mom has been surprised at the progress her daughter has made working with her physical therapist over virtual care. The family lives three hours from the Twin Cities and they've found few options nearby that fit Freya’s needs.
Grady was born prematurely and has undergone multiple shunt procedures for hydrocephalus, but he doesn’t let anything slow him down.
Born with a one-of-a-kind genetic variance, 2-year-old William Schlimm learned to walk with the help of rehabilitation services at Children’s Minnesota.
Physical therapists Kathy Grinde and Jayne Myhre of rehabilitation services join the show from the rehabilitation clinic in Maple Grove to discuss the benefits of constraint-induced movement therapy.
Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Deficits, in simple terms, is the ability that a person has to use sensory information that their body is receiving from their environment. This information is received through what he or she sees, hears, smells, touches and tastes, along with response to movement and body awareness. When a child is unable to perceive or understand how to process the sensory information they are getting from their environment, an unexpected outcome or behavior is observed.
At Children's, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists work together to provide the best feeding services for your child. When you to call to schedule an evaluation, our intake coordinator will ask a series of questions to determine if your child should be seen by a speech-language pathologist or an occupational therapist. These therapists work closely with Children's Feeding Clinic and if your child would benefit from a comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation, we will provide you with referral information.
Children’s Minnesota offers Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (PCIMT), a program to improve movement and strength in a child who has weakness on one side of the body (Hemiplegia).