Do you have concerns about your child's development? Pediatric therapists at UnityPoint Health – Prairie Parkway have extensive education and clinical experience treating infants and children with a variety of conditions.
Family-centered care means you are an active participant in your child's therapy. Family is the constant in a child's life and supporting families is our primary focus. This is evident in everything we do, from scheduling appointments and setting goals to welcoming brothers and sisters at therapy sessions.
What we do
Physical therapy improves a child's gross motor skills and movement patterns and aids in the rehabilitation of functional mobility after an illness, injury or disease.
- Gross motor delays
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Gait abnormalities
- Balance or coordination concerns
Speech therapy facilitates improved communication, swallowing and cognitive skills
- Speech production
Occupational therapy improves the ability to perform daily activities
- Fine motor skills
- Self-care skills
- Sensory processing
- Visual motor skills
Feeding therapy can assist children who encounter issues gathering food and getting ready to suck, chew or swallow it.
- Difficulty with breast or bottle feedings
- Inability to transition to purees, table foods or cup
- Aversion to certain food textures or nutritional categories
- Food range less than 20 foods
- Poor weight gain or weight loss
Provider referrals and insurance coverage
It is important to talk to your pediatrician about your child's development, and a doctor referral is required to receive therapy services. Our care coordinator will work with you to determine covered services.
UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics – Prairie Parkway
UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics is also located at Prairie Parkway, which makes for efficient collaboration and follow-up between therapists and your pediatrician. To schedule an appointment at UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics – Prairie Parkway, call (319) 222-2903 or visit unitypoint.org/pediatrician.