Children's Intensive Therapy NW is a Pediatric Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy clinic that offers hope, results and 48 years of collective experience. When others tell you there is nothing else they can do for your child come see CIT.
"Our mission is to advance the quality of life and make a profound difference
in the outcome of children with brain trauma, cerebral palsy, illness and other
neuro-motor disorders. We promote the highest ethical and professional
standards in pediatric therapy providing cutting edge services to children with
Our philosophy is to provide a service that will be life changing to the end
user and their families; to give hope and faith to those who had none".
INTENSIVE PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES
Children with Neuro Muscular Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke or Traumatic Brain
Injury do not reach the preferred level of
functional independence in traditional Physical Therapy. Even with years of therapy, a child
with the potential to walk could still be confined to a wheelchair.
When the neuro pathways that the brain uses
to create motor control (body movement, balance awareness and speech) are
inhibited or damaged before birth, through illness or injury after birth, body
control is limited to the neurological level of the child’s brain.
The therapies we use at CITNW uses the
brain’s ability to create new neural pathways and develop function through
repetition. This is known as neural plasticity. The brain is particularly easy
to (RH) Habilitate or train through consistent and continuous repetition. This
consistent and continuous repetition creates new neural pathways in the brain,
giving the child function.
children gain more progress towards their goals in 2 weeks of intensive therapy
than they do in a whole 12 months of ongoing traditional therapy! This means
they often advance to the next developmental skill or higher in a 2 week
program. For example, if a child is using a walker, could possibly gain the strength, balance and ability to start to walk with crutches.
At Children's Intensive Therapy NW we provide
advanced individualized treatment and a lifetime of
follow-up care to newborns, infants, children,
adolescents, and into young adult hood with
disabilities and/or complex medical needs.
We treat patients with a variety of conditions
including the following