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We offer an intensive therapy program for children who need to build strength and improve functional skills. The program consists of:
Goals of the program are developed with the family. They often focus on achieving a next skill level. In PT, this may be walking with or without an assistive device. In OT, this may include working on fine motor skills, handwriting, or self-care activities (dressing, self-feeding, bathing).
The SPIDER program is six weeks in length, which is the minimum amount of time required to show improvement in isolated muscle strength by evidence of strengthening research. The SPIDER program includes both strengthening and focusing on functional tasks which has been documented to show progression in functional skills. We have designed our SPIDER program with current research in mind to help children get to the next level of skill.
This program is directed towards children and/or adolescents who would benefit from an intensive burst of strengthening exercise. It may help develop a new skill or recover strength after an illness or surgery.
To participate in this program, children should be:
The SPIDER program is an outpatient based therapy program offered at Main (Burnet) Campus, our Drake, Northern Kentucky, Liberty Campus and Mason (PT only) locations.
Our intensive therapy program includes the use of pulleys and weights to help strengthen muscles.
We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.
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