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March 20, 2015

Physical therapy helps kids with developmental disabilities

Posted by: childandfamily

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!  Visit our blog each Friday of this month to read about some of these conditions and how Child and Family Development helps kids, adolescents and young adults reach their potential. 

The Center For Disease Control website offers excellent summaries and resources to learn more about developmental disabilities: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts.html.  

The CDC has information on specific conditions, such as Cerebral Palsy.  Cerebral Palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain and is the most common motor impairment in children.  There are four main classifications of Cerebral Palsy, spastic, ataxic, dyskinetic and mixed.  Read more here.

Jessica Braun, DPT offers physical therapy assessments and treatment to kids, teens and young adults with Cerebral Palsy.  Jessica shares that her job as a PT is to improve strength, flexibility and overall mobility.  

Our team consists of 6 licensed physical therapists, rather than assistants or aides.  We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.