The Healthy Lifestyles Therapy Program is designed to help children and adolescents with physical impairments explore their exercise options (e.g., aquatics, yoga and adapted sports), begin an exercise program designed by an experienced therapy team and continue their regimen at home or in community gyms.
It is important that children with special needs exercise to help build and improve strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, cardiovascular health and even boost overall well-being and confidence.
The Healthy Lifestyles Therapy Program is designed to ensure children and adolescents with these physical impairments get the exercise they need.
Our program was created for children and adolescents ages 4-21, with chronic impairments caused by a variety of conditions that affect physical abilities, such as:
- Cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilities
- Acquired brain injury or other neurological disorders
- Spinal cord injury or dysfunction
- Chronic pain
Programs are staffed by any combination of the following, working as an interdisciplinary team:
- Pediatric rehabilitation physicians
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
The Healthy Lifestyles treatment approach is offered in a variety of models including individual outpatient therapies and intensive, month-long, group programs in a summer camp atmosphere. Periodically, we offer group lessons in 10- to 12-week sessions.
Our program has a proven record of success, with 100% of families surveyed indicating that the program addressed the needs they identified for their child.