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PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION

Pediatric Rehabilitation2022-11-29T01:10:45-05:00

CentraState Medical Center’s OceanFirst Rehabilitation Center is proud to offer outpatient pediatric rehabilitation services, including:

  • Pediatric physical therapy
  • Pediatric speech-language therapy
  • Pediatric occupational therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Scoliosis screenings and treatment

Our services are designed to meet and support the growing developmental diagnosis and rehabilitation needs of infants, children, and adolescents. Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality care to assist children in reaching their full functional potential, helping them gain skills to participate in all aspects of life at home and in the community.

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CentraState Medical Center’s OceanFirst Rehabilitation Center is proud to offer outpatient pediatric rehabilitation services, including:

Our services are designed to meet and support the growing developmental diagnosis and rehabilitation needs of infants, children, and adolescents. Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality care to assist children in reaching their full functional potential, helping them gain skills to participate in all aspects of life at home and in the community.

PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY

Pediatric physical therapy

Pediatric physical therapy helps children from birth to age 18 to improve gross motor skills and functional mobility skills. These skills will contribute to a child’s independence and self-esteem.

Using variety of physical interventions, pediatric physical therapy restores:

  • Muscle Strength
  • Range of Motion
  • Muscle Tone
  • Flexibility

Pediatric physical therapy also prepares young athletes to safely return to sports following sports related injuries.

Speech Language Therapy

We treat the following pediatric diagnoses:

  • Articulation and phonology disorders
  • Speech delay
  • Language delay or disorder
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Feeding or swallowing difficulties
  • Fluency
  • Voice disorder
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Apraxia
  • Augmentative and alternative communication

If you would like to speak with a specialist in regards to the pediatric outpatient speech-language therapy program, call 732-294-2700.

Speech and language therapy patients should complete the appropriate forms and bring it to the first appointment:

Occupational Therapy

Our pediatric occupational therapists at CentraState help children improve function, independence, and quality of life, prevent disability, and promote health and wellness. They follow a customized pediatric occupational therapy plan with one-on-one sessions with each patient.

We treat the following conditions in children:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Down syndrome-
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay in milestones
  • Fine motor delay and dyspraxia (a developmental coordination disorder)
  • Handwriting deficits or difficulties
  • Birth defects

 

Spine HealthEarly screening—and early treatment of scoliosis—can be crucial for adolescent spine health before the curves of the spine worsen. Schroth Barcelona Institute certified therapists who specialize in adolescent scoliosis offer free screenings at CentraState for ages 10 to 17 years old.

Schedule a free scoliosis screening by calling 732-294-2700.

How is Scoliosis Diagnosed?

Screenings can be performed using a scoliometer, a device that measures the degrees of rotation at the trunk. Once it’s determined that an adolescent is at risk of having scoliosis, it’s recommended that an orthopedic specialist in scoliosis provides an evaluation and diagnosis, measures spinal curves, determines the risk for progression, and offers treatment options.

Non-surgical Schroth 3D Treatment

When an adolescent is diagnosed with scoliosis, the condition may worsen as he or she grows. The good news is treatment options for scoliosis are no longer limited to surgery or braces.

This treatment is a conservative option that uses customized exercises and breathing techniques to work toward improving the scoliosis posture. Therapy includes treating the patient at all planes of the body, making it a 3D approach. Exercises are designed to promote symmetry and improve alignment. Mirrors and other tools are also used to help patients become more aware of their body to assist with postural correction.

The physical therapist works closely with the patient, parent, and care team on this therapy, which involves active patient participation and a commitment to performing a home-based program, as well as the patient’s ongoing support with postural corrections throughout the day.

For more information about the Schroth 3D treatment for scoliosis at the OceanFirst Rehabilitation Center at CentraState, call 866-CENTRA7. To schedule an appointment, call 732-294-2700 or request an appointment online.

CONDITIONS TREATED

Our pediatric rehabilitation services include treatment for the following conditions:

  • Torticollis (a condition affecting the neck muscles)
  • Prematurity
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Recovery from surgery or traumatic injuries
  • Visual/motor/perceptual issues
  • Articulation and language therapy
  • Delayed speech
  • Stuttering/fluency
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Auditory (hearing) processing
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Sensory food aversion (food refusal)
  • Congenital and genetic disorders
  • Delayed gross and fine motor skills
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypotonia (low muscle tone) and dystonia (muscle contractions)
  • Down syndrome
  • Idiopathic toe walking
  • Hydrocephalus (fluid in the brain)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Arthrogryposis (a joint problem)
  • Congenital, juvenile scoliosis and kyphosis (curving of the spine)
  • Congenital hip disorders

The early initiation of pediatric therapy services is important to promote the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills, visual motor skills, mobility skills, the ability to explore and interact with the environment, communication skills, and functional abilities. At CentraState, we also strive to provide parents with essential tools that they can also use at home. For children who are already receiving school services related to their educational needs, we offer adjunct therapy that complements existing therapies.

HOW THE REHABILITATION PROGRAM WORKS

The process of physical, occupational, or speech-language therapy starts with a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of your infant, child, or teen. Following the evaluation, our therapists work with you to establish customized treatment plans and goals, which are designed to help you meet your highest functional potential.

Working collaboratively, we take into account all aspects of a child’s health to promote gross motor, fine motor, and speech-language development. Treatment sessions are one-on-one and customized to the needs of each child. Our team of therapists works very closely with other health professionals at CentraState to ensure optimal care.

For more information about pediatric rehabilitation services at CentraState, please call 732-294-2700.

PEDIATRICIANS

Marta Zeb, M.D. MZ

Marta Zeb, M.D.

Pediatrics

Frederick Weck, MD FW

Frederick Weck, MD

Pediatrics

Rex Zapanta, M.D. RZ

Rex Zapanta, M.D.

Pediatrics

Caroline Youssef, M.D. CY

Caroline Youssef, M.D.

Pediatrics

Nancy Peters, M.D.

Nancy Peters, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Alicia DePerio, M.D. AD

Alicia DePerio, M.D.

Pediatrics

Anthony Emanuel, M.D.

Anthony Emanuel, M.D.

Pediatrics

Claudio Lopez, M.D. CL

Claudio Lopez, M.D.

Pediatrics

Diana Mayer, M.D.

Diana Mayer, M.D.

Pediatrics

Vrinda Shah, M.D. VS

Vrinda Shah, M.D.

Pediatrics

Moshe Levy, M.D. ML

Moshe Levy, M.D.

Pediatrics

Vatsala Bhaskar, M.D.

Vatsala Bhaskar, M.D.

Pediatrics

Zubaida Sadik, M.D.

Zubaida Sadik, M.D.

Pediatrics

Joann Alfonzo, M.D. JA

Joann Alfonzo, M.D.

Pediatrics

Ronald DuBow, MD

Ronald DuBow, MD

Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Julia Bakshiyev, M.D. JB

Julia Bakshiyev, M.D.

Pediatrics

Melissa Bonilla, M.D. MB

Melissa Bonilla, M.D.

Pediatrics

Arvind Patel, M.D. AP

Arvind Patel, M.D.

Pediatrics

Ramarao Gajula, M.D. RG

Ramarao Gajula, M.D.

Pediatrics

Gerald Almazan, M.D.

Gerald Almazan, M.D.

Pediatrics

Payal Hemrajani, M.D. PH

Payal Hemrajani, M.D.

Pediatrics

Leo Lopez, D.O. LL

Leo Lopez, D.O.

Pediatrics

Amy Morano, M.D. AM

Amy Morano, M.D.

Pediatrics

Robert Helmrich, M.D.

Robert Helmrich, M.D.

Pediatrics

Amisha Shah, M.D. AS

Amisha Shah, M.D.

Pediatrics

Theresa Salcedo, M.D. TS

Theresa Salcedo, M.D.

Pediatrics

Bert Mandelbaum, M.D. BM

Bert Mandelbaum, M.D.

Pediatrics

William Giasi Jr., M.D. WG

William Giasi Jr., M.D.

Pediatrics

Valerie Kullman, M.D. VK

Valerie Kullman, M.D.

Pediatrics

Anup Singh, M.D. AS

Anup Singh, M.D.

Nephrology, Pediatrics

Yechiel Zagelbaum, DO YZ

Yechiel Zagelbaum, DO

Pediatrics

Kim Lee, M.D. KL

Kim Lee, M.D.

Pediatrics

AnnMarie Grigoletto, M.D. AG

AnnMarie Grigoletto, M.D.

Pediatrics

Alla Lokshina, M.D. AL

Alla Lokshina, M.D.

Pediatrics

Leslie Greenberg, M.D. LG

Leslie Greenberg, M.D.

Pediatrics

Adam Naddelman, M.D. AN

Adam Naddelman, M.D.

Pediatrics

Jeffrey Wolfe, M.D. JW

Jeffrey Wolfe, M.D.

Pediatrics

Sharon Yuen, M.D. SY

Sharon Yuen, M.D.

Pediatrics

Deepa Doshi, M.D. DD

Deepa Doshi, M.D.

Pediatrics

Susan Brill, M.D. SB

Susan Brill, M.D.

Pediatrics

Hanna Gebre-Medhin, M.D. HG

Hanna Gebre-Medhin, M.D.

Pediatrics

Joseph Dorfman, M.D.

Joseph Dorfman, M.D.

Pediatrics

Madhavi Katturpalli, M.D. MK

Madhavi Katturpalli, M.D.

Pediatrics

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