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OTAC Fieldwork Educator Award Presented to Becky Crouch of HealthPRO Pediatrics

Posted on: October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021 – HealthPRO Pediatrics is proud to announce that its Director of Staff Development Rebecca (Becky) Crouch, OTR/L was awarded the “2021 Fieldwork Educator Award” by the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) at their annual conference last night.

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Tags: Pediatrics, HealthPRO Pediatrics

Pediatric Foot Management: Q&A

Posted on: August 17, 2021

Pediatric foot management is therapy to address any foot or ankle concerns that a family or medical practitioner may have for a child. It can encompass many different intervention options and can address a wide array of concerns that are centered around what matters most to the child, family, and medical team.

Our physical therapists are trained in evidence-based interventions to address foot management-related concerns. They are an excellent resource to families and medical teams and provide information on appropriate intervention strategies.

Julie Burkhardt PT, DPT with Milestone Pediatric Therapy Services, a HealthPRO Pediatrics Company, is sitting down to answer some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to foot management in order to help guide families.


Q: WHY DOES MY CHILD WALK ON HIS/HER/THEIR TOES?

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Tags: Pediatrics, Physical Therapist, foot management

Speech + ABA = Complementary Therapies

Posted on: May 26, 2021

Speech therapy and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and are both recommended and effective therapies for treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Often times the therapies are complementary with each other and many children diagnosed with Autism receive services from both types of providers.

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Tags: speech therapy, Pediatrics, aba, autism services

OT + ABA = A Remarkable Partnership

Posted on: April 28, 2021

HealthPRO Pediatrics has been providing therapy services for children of all ages for 35+ years. In 2020, our partnership with Alternatives ABA – a multi-specialty clinical practice specializing in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder – took our offerings to another level by adding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to our roster.

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Tags: occupational therapy, Pediatrics, aba, autism services

Occupational Therapy + Early Intervention = Helping Children Succeed

Posted on: April 15, 2021

Occupational therapy (OT) in early intervention (EI) can help families with children (birth to three years) with developmental delays (or at risk for developmental delays) improve motor, social, sensory processing, play, and cognitive skills. Occupational therapists, specifically, are trained in activity analysis (the way in which we take apart activities and routines and simplify them down to their most basic skill) which allows us to pinpoint the specific skillsets needed of the child and individualize our treatment plans for each child and family. Because no child is exactly the same and no family is the same, what works for one family will not work for another.

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Tags: occupational therapy, Pediatrics, early intervention

Occupational Therapy + Schools = A Winning Equation!

Posted on: April 12, 2021

New to school-based occupational therapy (OT)?

Are you a new grad and just received a position as an OT/OTA in the schools?

Or perhaps you are curious what school-based OT looks like.

Whatever your interest, this will be your pediatric primer for everything you need to know about occupational therapy in the schools...

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Tags: occupational therapy, School-Based Therapy, Pediatrics

HealthPRO Heritage Welcomes Therapy Specialists, Expanding West Coast Presence

Posted on: February 8, 2021

February 8, 2021. HealthPRO Heritage is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of  California based Therapy Specialists.

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Tags: Acquisitions, senior living, Outpatient, Pediatrics

HealthPRO Heritage Expands & Diversifies with Acquisition in South

Posted on: December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020. HealthPRO Heritage (“HealthPRO”) completed the acquisition of Southern Flex Rehabilitation & Consulting ("SoFlex") on November 1, 2020.

SoFlex, based in Metairie, LA provides contract therapy services to home health agencies, assisted living communities, in-patient facilities, and schools. The Company has expanded consistently since founded by owner Jeff Hebert in 2003.

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Tags: Acquisitions, senior living, Home Health, Pediatrics

School Staffing Solutions + Resources for Success

Posted on: September 2, 2020

Together or apart, HealthPRO Pediatrics is united in helping children, providing staffing solutions when you need them the most.

Is your school staff diminishing due to quarantining or high risk staff members? During these uncertain times of back-to-school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, HealthPRO Pediatrics offers guidance, staffing relief, and expert staffing solutions with customizable support services focused on the educational model.

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Tags: School-Based Therapy, COVID-19, Pediatrics

Educational Model vs. Medical Model in Pediatric Therapy

Posted on: July 13, 2020

Children can receive therapeutic support for developmental needs through a number of environments such as inpatient/outpatient clinics, the home, and public schools. The location of service for children with therapeutic needs depends on factors such as the child’s age, needs, and funding source. In some cases, a child may receive support from more than one option at the same time. The goal of care may vary depending on the setting.

Let’s discuss these services which are broken down into two primary models: (1) Educational Model (also known as School-Based Services Delivery) and (2) Medical Model. While both models offer beneficial support for children and their family, understanding the differences between the two models can help service providers offer the most effective services within their current environment.

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Tags: School-Based Therapy, Pediatrics

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