Pediatric Therapy

Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies

MCMC Pediatric Therapy is a team of highly trained pediatric therapists with offices in The Dalles and Hood River. We are dedicated to helping children, adolescents and young adults along with their families–with a full scope of therapy services including occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. We work with children from birth to age 21.

We specialize in:

Physical Therapy

  • Developmental Movement and Mobility: Improving posture, positioning, sitting, standing, walking and running.
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation: For neuromuscular diseases, spine and limb deformities, toe walking and post operative needs.
  • Injury Rehabilitation: Helping children reduce pain, and increase strength, coordination, flexibility and range of motion after an injury.
  • Aquatic Therapy: Functional therapeutic exercise in our warm salt-water pool.
  • Wheelchair Seating Clinic: Individual analysis for appropriate wheelchair, seating or power systems.
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics: Bracing, splints and prosthesis fitting and training.
  • Durable Medical Equipment: Individual analysis for appropriate bracing, assistive devices, and standing frames to improve functional independence.

Speech Language Pathology

  • Language Intervention: Addressing expressive/receptive delays, from infant to adolescent.
  • Articulation / Phonological Treatment: For speech sound disorders and motor speech disorders.
  • Treatment of Fluency Disorders.
  • Resonance Disorders : Related to craniofacial anomalies such as cleft palate or velopharyngeal problems.
  • Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Feeding & Swallowing Therapy: To address safe swallowing and strategies for transitioning/expanding food repertoire.

Occupational Therapy

  • Sensory Processing: Assisting children in modulation and regulation of sensory input for improved ability to perform daily activities such as playing, schoolwork, eating, dressing, sleeping and self-care.
  • Motor Skills: Development of fine and gross motor skills to improve balance, coordination, strength and endurance.
  • Activities of Daily Living: Improving independence with self-care skills.
  • Adaptive Equipment: Design, fabrication, fitting and training for assistive devices.
  • Aquatic Therapy: For vestibular stimulation, sensory integration and learning motor movements in a supportive environment.