Pediatric Therapy at Hegg Health Care

Pediatric Therapy

Hegg Pediatric Therapy

Our pediatric occupational, physical, and speech therapists work together with a team of medical providers including family practice providers, neurologists, orthopedists, physiatrists, and others to ensure each child receives the highest quality care and services needed to attain their goals.

Children are naturally drawn to learning through positive experiences. Physical, occupational and speech therapists create fun, hands-on activities that appeal to kids, and use various play and social techniques to address specific conditions.

Our pediatric therapists work with children who have a wide variety of special needs.

Erica Techen
Physical Therapist & Mom of 3
Patti Halse
Speech Therapist & Seasoned Mom


Our versatile and experienced team of occupational therapists specializes in the assessment and treatment of children from infants to teenagers who experience difficulties in a variety of areas including:

  • Fine motor skills- The use of small muscles in the hands and fingers to manipulate small objects.
  • Gross motor skills- The skill required to control large muscles of the body for walking, running, sitting, crawling, etc.
  • Sensory integration- The process by which information is received through the senses, organized, and used to participate in everyday activities.
  • Cognitive skills- The ability to perform various mental activities associated with learning and problem solving.
  • Visual perceptual skills- The capacity to make sense of, and interpret what is seen.
  • Visual motor skills- The ability to control hand movements guided by vision.
  • Play skills and social interactions related to using perceptual motor, fine motor, and sensory motor skills whether at home, in the community, or at school.
  • Upper body strength/postural control- Maintaining adequate trunk, shoulder, arm, and hand strength to control the body’s positioning.

Types of Pediatric Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy serves to assist children with obtaining developmental milestones to improve their participation in daily activities. Occupational therapists use various methods to impact movement, play, learning, activities of daily living (dressing/feeding), educational skills (writing/scissor skills), visual motor skills, and sensory processing. Additionally, occupational therapists are able to recommend equipment, address wheelchair seating/mobility, and fabricate upper extremity splints.

Common conditions treated by occupational therapists:

–              Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

–              Autism Spectrum Disorder

–              Sensory Processing Disorder

–              Developmental Delay

–              Downs Syndrome

–              Cerebral Palsy

Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy addresses a child’s range of motion, muscle tone, overall strength, balance, posture, and gross motor development/function. The physical therapist completes an individualized assessment with each child in order to develop a treatment plan specific to them. Physical therapists use a variety of interventions to assist the patient in achieving their goals.

Common conditions treated by physical therapists:

– Downs Syndrome

– Spina Bifida

-Post-surgery rehabilitation


-Developmental delay

-Cerebral Palsy

-Other neurological/genetic conditions

Speech Therapy

Pediatric speech therapy works one on one with the child and their family to address communication and/or feeding difficulties. The speech therapist is specialized in implementing various strategies to assist the child in obtaining developmental milestones. Additionally, the speech therapist may provide additional education and tasks to be carried out at home to help in goal achievement.

Common conditions treated by speech therapists:

–              Receptive/expressive language delays

–              Voice disorders

–              Feeding/swallowing issues

–              Articulation disorders

–              Auditory processing deficits

–              Developmental delay

Our Impact Stats

Ages We Treat

Your doctor
may recommend pediatric therapy

Early intervention
creates more successful outcomes

Years of Combined Experience

Pediatric therapy
can help your child reach developmental milestones

We treat
pediatric patients with a wide variety of conditions

Patient Testimonials

Everybody feels like family here. With Tate, he wouldn’t be as far as he is now without them. In the shortest amount of time we’ve had so many good results. Early intervention was recommended by our doctor.

Tate’s mom

Mother of Hegg Pediatric Patient

No dad wants his kid to be left behind. These ladies help with all of those unknowns and get them on the right track. We are very thankful for their expertise and that we chose Hegg over others. They’re truly experts at what they do with kids in Rock Valley.

Stetson’s dad

Mother of the Patient

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