Now offering teletherapy + in-clinic appointments to serve your family.
The use and application of orthopedic devices (Orthotics) can vary widely depending upon the age, diagnosis, and functional abilities of the individual being treated. The purpose and goals of orthoses are to provide stability, optimize standing and/or gait, postural support, and limit the deformity and long-term effects of commonly seen pathologies in the pediatric population. They can range from simple prefabricated supports to complex custom-molded devices, determined by the immediate needs and long-term goals of the patient and family. Orthoses are most effective when used in conjunction with appropriate therapies and consistent with the recommendations of the child’s pediatrician and medical team. Clear communication between families and the healthcare team is essential to ensure the best possible outcomes.
All orthoses, whether custom made or prefabricated, require a doctor’s order (prescription) and documentation connected to an in-person or zoom visit. Once we have obtained this information and relevant personal demographic/insurance details we can schedule an initial appointment to evaluate, measure, and/or take a mold for the device to be provided. There will normally be a minimum of two scheduled appointments for prefabricated devices (evaluation/delivery) and three for custom-molded orthoses (evaluation/delivery/follow up). Any device may require continuing follow up and adjustment appointments as kids grow, a normal and expected aspect of orthotic care and built into the cost of the orthosis/orthoses for up to 90 days post-delivery.
Our Pediatric Center is offering appointments for orthotics to support your child(ren). If your child has difficulties or challenges with fine and gross motor skills, we are here to help. Contact us to schedule or visit our Telehealth FAQ page to learn more about the option for teletherapy.
Our goal is to help children strive for successful functioning and independence in the activities of daily living. BPHT’s unique approach focuses on the successful integration of brain & body systems to promote healthy growth and development in children. We promote collaboration among our therapists to ensure optimal functional outcomes.
After the initial evaluation, an individualized treatment plan is created for each child tailored to their specific condition and developmental needs. We use a holistic approach to effectively give children and parents helpful tools, techniques, and resources to help them thrive.
Our team of experienced pediatric therapists, including Physical, Occupational, Speech, Orthotists, and Feeding therapists, work collaboratively to support patients and their families while working toward treatment goals. Our dedicated therapists maintain a high level of continuing education so that we can uphold high standards for the services we provide.
In response to COVID-19, our clinics follow all safety protocols from the WA State Department of Health and the CDC, and have implemented stringent cleaning procedures. The safety and health of our patients and staff is our highest priority. Learn more about what to expect at Pediatric Center appointments.