(Fremont County, Wyo.) - Fremont Therapy Group is proud to announce their new outpatient, pediatric physical and occupational therapy program.
Occupational therapist, Lisa Rhyne, OTR/L, will spearhead the program and is excited about the benefits her “therapy through play” methods can offer the children and families of Fremont County. Lisa has been a practicing occupational therapy since 2001, and has a broad background in pediatrics, with advanced training in sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and a variety of other pediatric conditions. She is a trained Integrated Listening System (iLs) practitioner.
The goal of occupational therapy is, essentially, to train people in the skills needed to participate in daily routines and tasks. “For children, these daily “activities” include learning how to play, how to take care of themselves, how to be a friend and, when they are old enough, how to be a student. If a child has underlying developmental, physical or social limitations, occupational therapy can help develop those skills or teach them an alternative way to participate,” says Lisa.
Pediatric occupational therapy can be especially helpful to children with fine motor limitations, learning or developmental disabilities or other physical or social limitations. This may include those diagnosed with conditions such as autism or cerebral palsy. For example, “children with learning disabilities often have underlying visual perception or visual motor limitations that make writing very difficult for them,” Lisa added. “Occupational therapy can help remediate those skills and provide adaptive tools to make tasks easier for the child.”
Our physical therapists, Kim Asbell, PT, MPT, Tammy Bushmeyer, PT, MPT, and Bree Martinsen, PTA, are experts with many years of pediatric therapy experience. They are highly regarded in the community for their skills in treating youngsters with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy and related disorders, Torticollis, and every type of children’s orthopedic problem.
We work collaboratively with physicians, teachers and family members to reinforce the skills and exercises learned in the outpatient therapy sessions. With practice, the children can begin performing tasks more independently and effectively.
“We are so pleased to offer this service to the Fremont County community because we know what a difference it makes in the lives of these children to be able to better interact with their families and peers and to be more independent and confident in their day-to-day lives,” says Lander clinic director, Courtney Hansen, PT, MPT.
If you would like more information about how our pediatric program may be able to help your child, please call our Lander clinic at 307-332-5240 or our Riverton clinic at 307-845-7021.
About Fremont Therapy Group – Fremont Therapy has been serving Fremont County since 1996, and now operates clinics in Green River and Rawlins. The diverse background of our 25 licensed therapy professionals with a wide range of certifications and advanced training credentials, gives our patients access to a therapist with the knowledge and skills to address their needs. The breadth of our staff also ensures flexible, timely scheduling and continuity of treatments. Patients are always seen by a licensed therapy professional.
Fremont Therapy operates in modern facilities designed and built specifically for therapy services, and include spacious gym areas, heated aquatic therapy pools, and private treatment rooms.
Fremont Therapy Group is a local company owned and managed by physical therapists who have been in the community for decades, and are driven by their profession and the betterment of the communities in which they live and work.