Physical therapy involves returning a person back to his/her daily activities, job, adventures, etc. As a child, your daily activities, job and adventures consist solely of play, play and more play. At the Britain Center, physical therapy focuses on challenging the children to “play” as independently as they can in the classrooms, playgrounds, home and community settings where they spend their lives. The children participate in activities ranging from learning to sit, crawl, stand and walk, to riding a bike and climbing a jungle gym. The therapists incorporate strengthening, balance, coordination, developmental training and more into everyday play activities that the child interprets as fun!
Pediatric therapists teach parents and caregivers how to position their children during activities and daily routines and how to adapt toys for play. They collaborate with other medical, educational and rehabilitation specialists to design and incorporate the most effective plan of care for the child. Therapists assist the children along with their parents, families and caregivers in accessing community recreational programs, providing information on the child’s physical and health care needs, and providing occasional home visits when needed. They help select and order equipment through vendors, and train the child and caregivers in using it in the home, school and community environment.
The Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center is located in the Life Dynamics Building on the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Campus, 9120 W. 75th Street. For more information, contact us via phone at 913-676-2253