Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation offers a range of therapists - physical, occupational and speech - who are experienced in evaluating and treating a variety of conditions across the pediatric age spectrum. Our therapists are trained to address coordination, endurance, balance, strength and flexibility using exercise and therapeutic play to gain function and independence.
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Some areas that pediatric therapy addresses:
Our experienced occupational therapist treats a variety of pediatric conditions. They can help when a child has difficulty with activities of daily living, such as getting dressed. They also help when a child has difficulty with following directions, sensitivity to textures or foods, or keeping up with peers during play. Occupational therapy also can assist children coping with fine motor delays or deficits such as ability to pick up objects with their hands, handwriting or using scissors.
Our physical therapists are experts in treating children for gross motor delays or deficits such as in rolling, sitting and walking. They assist children in returning to their prior level of ability after an injury. They also specialize in a variety of diagnosis such as in helping babies with torticollis (positioning their head to only one side) and children who will only walk on their toes.
Our speech and language pathologists are experts in treating children with a variety of speech delays or deficits. They help when a child has difficulty in understanding and following directions, decreased ability in social interactions, and decreased eye contact. They also are experts when a child is having difficulty with feeding, such as transition to solid foods.
Pediatric outpatient therapy is available at our Tabor Road, Center One, Collegeville and King of Prussia locations.
Kathy Fash, PT, DPT, serves as the pediatric services coordinator for us and is the clinical manager of Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - King of Prussia.
Prior to joining the Jefferson team, Fash worked for 12 years in numerous roles in acute, inpatient rehab, and outpatient services at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Included in this experience was her involvement in research in the area of chronic pain, and a specialty in wheelchair evaluation.
She received her master’s in physical therapy from University of the Sciences and her doctorate in physical therapy from Temple University.
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