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Wolfson Children's Intensive Therapy Center

Intensive Therapy Center

The Intensive Therapy Center offers individualized combinations of physical and occupational therapies to help your child make gains in leg strength for standing and walking, as well as in the use of their arms for improved independent life skills.

Why Wolfson

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is a unique resource for kids’ health in Northeast Florida and South Georgia. Since we provide care exclusively for children, our clinics are designed and equipped with their needs in mind.

Conditions We Treat

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Post-rhizotomy
  • Post-stroke
  • Spina bifida, Down syndrome and other neurological disorders and syndromes

Wolfson Rehabilitation Intensive Therapy Center

Our Programs

Our intensive, individualized therapy programs typically consist of three to five sessions per week lasting three to six weeks.

TheraSuit®

A program to accelerate functional progress through the use of the TheraSuit® — a soft canvas suit with bungee-like cords attached — and the Universal Exercise Cage, also called the Spider Cage. When used together, the pull from the bungee-like cords mimics what the child should be feeling when he or she is moving during gross and fine motor patterns, thus retraining the brain so the child can move independently without the TheraSuit® on.

Post-Rhizotomy

A program that follows the surgical cutting of sensory nerve root lets that cause spasticity. When the spasticity is relieved, the underlying muscle groups can begin to work more normally so that mobility and funtion can improve. These patients also receive therapy in the TheraSuit®.

Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

A program used to increase the use of a child’s arm affected or weakened as the result of a neurological injury. A constraint(cast) is placed on the unaffected arm throughout most of the child’s waking hours and during therapy sessions to increase use of the injured arm for self-care and play.

Who is eligible?

Intensive therapy programs are tailored for children between the ages of 2 1⁄2 and 12 who meet specific criteria. Patients who may benefit from our intensive therapy programs will be screened and evaluated by our licensed, certified therapists before beginning therapy.

Led by certified physical and occupational therapists, one-to-one sessions focus on:

  • Improving muscle tone
  • Improving bone density
  • Retraining the central nervous system
  • Decreasing contractures that limit joint movement
  • Improving balance and coordination
  • Improving functional and daily living activities such as walking, dressing/undressing, using utensils and grooming
  • Promoting development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Supporting weak muscles
  • Correcting walking patterns

After completion, patients and parents will be provided with an individualized home program.

Getting Started

Our application process helps us get to know your child better and ensures that both you and your child are ready for this type of intervention.

Step 1 - Applications

Fill out the application for the program you’re interested in.

Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

TheraSuit® Therapy

Once our our team receives the application, we’ll contact you to discuss it and determine, together with you, if this program is a good fit for you and your child.

Step 3 - More Information

While you await review of your application, we provide this Parent Guide so you can learn more about what to expect, what a typical day is like, billing & insurance, area hotels and more.

Parent Guide

Our Team

The pediatric-trained therapists at the Wolfson Children’s Intensive Therapy Center are experienced in many childhood medical and developmental conditions that affect a child’s ability to live life to full potential. Using a team approach, we work with you, your child and other medical professionals to provide specialized care that is personalized for your child’s individual needs.

Location

Our Intensive Therapy Center is located in the Nocatee area of Jacksonville, and helps children from North Florida, South Georgia and beyond.

Intensive Therapy Center

400 Colonnade Drive
Suite 110
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
904.271.7500