Leaps and Bounds Therapy Services

Leaps and Bounds Therapy provides pediatric physical therapy services in your home servicing Chicago and the North suburbs.

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric Physical Therapy is skilled services that a licensed physical therapist customizes to help babies and children of all ages learn to activate muscles of their body to move, and tolerate a variety of positions, to the best of their abilities to participate in daily activities.

What We Offer:

  • Pediatric physical therapy services to babies and children in your home, child’s daycare, or child’s school.

  • Prompt evaluation and treatment services from the moment you call

  • Individualized and personalized treatment approaches to meet your child and family’s needs

  • Play based activities and strategies customized by a licensed physical therapist

  • Team approach: our licensed therapists will encourage family members, caregivers, and teachers to be a part of the session.

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Locations:

Leaps and Bounds Physical Therapists come to you: your child’s therapy will happen in your home, child’s daycare or school. By providing therapy in your child’s natural environment, we can ensure your child is where they feel most comfortable.

Locations include: Chicago, Skokie, Northbrook, Glenview Winnetka, Wilmette, Highland Park, Deerfield, Lake Forest, and Lake Bluff. Please contact us to inquire about services in areas that are not listed.

Payment Information:

Leaps and Bounds will bill your insurance. Leaps and Bounds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. We bill all other insurances as an out of network provider. Self-pay options are available upon request.

Areas of Specialty:

Gross motor delay

A generalized term to describe movements related to large muscles such a legs, arms, neck, core and trunk that are delayed. Delayed skills in children may include: lifting their head, crawling, sitting, standing, walking, running, jumping, navigating stairs in order to participate in home, school, and community environments.

Torticollis

A condition in which an infant’s head persistently tilts to one side and turns to one side.

Plagiocephaly

A condition in which specific areas of an infant’s head develop in a flattened shape and appearance. It can also affect symmetry of the face and is often seen with torticollis.

Gait abnormalities

When a person is unable to walk in a usual way. There are typical and atypical variations that can be clinically assessed by a licensed physical therapist to figure out the potential cause and any red flags.

Orthotic intervention

Inserts that can be used to assist with flat feet, toe walking, weakness, locked knees, poor balance, frequent tripping, leg length discrepancies, etc. Proper assessment and referral can be made by one of our licensed physical therapists

Coordination

The ability to move efficiently, carefully, quickly, and purposefully. This often requires a child to have good motor planning and body awareness

Muscle Strength

How strong the child is (how much muscular force can be exerted) and muscular endurance is how long the child’s muscles can work at a time to tolerate a variety of positions and movements.

Balance

Having an even distribution of weight on each side of a vertical axis, but more simply, a child’s ability to not fall over.

Postural Control

Postural control: A child’s ability to assume and maintain upright posture seated or standing without support. A child who has proper postural control can sustain this position without fatigue or compensations.

Hypotonia

Low muscle tone. A lack of resistance to passive movement. Also can be referred to as “floppy baby syndrome”

Hypertonia

High muscle tone. Too much muscle tone so that arms or legs, for example, are stiff. Increased resistance to passive movement.

Orthopedic Conditions and Injuries

Injuries, diseases or conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. These can be from trauma or congenital.

Brain and Neurologic Conditions

Brain and Neurological conditions: Injuries, diseases or conditions that affect the nervous system. The nervous system is composed of organs, principally the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and ganglia. These, in turn, consist of various tissues, including nerve, blood, and connective tissue.

Genetic Conditions

Conditions that occur due to a mutation in a gene in the body’s cells. Genetic conditions can be caused by a change to a single gene, many genes, or damage to the overall chromosomes that carry the genes. Some genetic conditions are hereditary, which means they are passed along from parent to child. Others can happen for the first time in a baby.

Motor planning

A child’s ability to organize, plan and then carry out new tasks. It is the first step in learning new skills and requires accurate information from all sensory systems of the body, and mature body awareness, pereption of movement and awareness of space. For children who demonstrate difficulty with motor planning, practice, repetition, and therapeutic intervention are key to success.