Valley Medical Center's Children's Therapy offers Gait Training Program
Children's Therapy's intensive gait training program helps both children who are walking with difficulty and those who are not yet able to walk. Children's Therapy specialists incorporate body-weight support (BWS) treadmill training, which promotes neuromuscular education, improved balance, improved posture control and results in an increased level of independence. Intensive gait training helps patients who have difficulty walking independently due to neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders, traumatic brain injury and other neurological issues.
A prescription for physical therapy is required from your primary care physician. A physical therapist will perform an initial examination and design an individualized treatment plan based on current skill level and family goals. Following initial evaluation, your child will participate in 30 minute gait training sessions three times per week over a 12 week period. The physical therapist will review procedures, guidelines and equipment with you at your initial visit.
Details about the gait training program:
Children’s Therapy: Each child participating in Valley Medical Center’s Gait Training Program will commit to consistent participation in therapy sessions scheduled three times per week over a 12-week period.
Location & Hours: Children’s Therapy at Valley Medical Center is located at 3600 Lind Ave SW, Suite #160, Renton, Washington, 98055. Clinic Hours are Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 6 PM.
For Gait Training Program dates and times, please contact Children's Therapy at 425.656.4215.