Hutchinson Health offers comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation services. Services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
Our pediatric rehab therapists are experts in a wide variety of diagnoses and conditions.
Our goal is to help your child achieve their highest function and improve their independence. We offer specific therapeutic interventions customized to every child. We work with families to incorporate these therapeutic games/activities into your daily life to help improve your child’s overall functioning.
New Location Coming Soon!
Our therapy environment was affected by flooding in the summer of 2016. Our temporary location is in the Hutchinson Health Outpatient Mental Health location in Plaza 15. Our new home is going to be next to the Hutchinson Health Orthopaedic and Rehab Clinic in Plaza 15. We appreciate your patience while we await our new and upgraded clinic to better serve our patients. We anticipate that we will be in our new space by Winter of 2017.
Hutchinson Health offers comprehensive physical therapy for children of all ages. Our physical therapists are experienced in assisting children to achieve gross motor milestones such as: crawling, walking, sitting, throwing, jumping, running, etc. They also have experience in evaluating children for adaptive equipment and in choosing appropriate equipment to help a child thrive in their environment. Physical therapy can improve your child’s coordination, endurance, strength, balance, flexibility and much more.
Pediatric physical therapists treat a wide variety of conditions and diagnoses. Below are some common examples, but is not a comprehensive list:
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- General Gross Motor Delays
- Low Tone
- Toe Walking
- Balance Impairment
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Rehab following fractures
- Orthopedic conditions
- Return to function following surgery
Upon starting physical therapy, your physical therapist will perform an assessment and evaluation of your child to identify any problem areas and work with you to create customized treatment goals and interventions. Your physical therapist will work with you and your child to create a home exercise program to help continue therapeutic activities into your child’s everyday life.
If you have any questions or think your child may benefit from physical therapy, discuss this with your pediatrician or family doctor to see if physical therapy may be a good choice for your family. You may also contact our office at 320-484-4417.
Hutchinson Health’s Pediatric Occupational Therapists work with children of all ages. Occupational Therapy can work on improving things such as fine motor skills, body awareness, motor planning, self-help skills, attention deficits, sensory integration, feeding, and self-care skills.
Hutchinson Health’s therapists work to treat a large variety of conditions and diagnoses including, but not limited to the following:
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Feeding issues
- Sensory processing dysfunction
- Attention problems
- Behavioral concerns
- Brachioplexus injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Developmental Delay
- Handwriting difficulties
Hutchinson Health’s Pediatric Occupational Therapists are both certified in SOS feeding program and have experience treating kids of all ages and of all skill levels. They will work with your child to develop therapeutic strategies and exercises to address your child’s needs.
If you have any questions or think your child may benefit from occupational therapy, discuss this with your pediatrician or family doctor to see if occupational therapy may be a good choice for your family. You may also contact our office at 320-484-4417.
Hutchinson Health’s Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists work with individuals who have difficulty communicating as well as swallowing. Our speech therapists are certified in the SOS (Sensory-Oral-Sequential) Approach to Feeding which is specialized for children who have many factors that impact their willingness to eat.
Pediatric Speech Therapists treat a variety of conditions including, but not limited to the following:
- Apraxia of Speech
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Child Language Disorders (School Age/Adolescent)
- Cognitive-Communication Disorders
- Down Syndrome
- Feeding and Swallowing difficulties
- Pragmatic Language Disorders
- Preschool Language Disorders
- Oral Motor difficulties
- Social Communication Disorders
- Severe Disabilities
- Selective Mutism
- Speech Sound Development and Disorders in Children
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Video Swallow Studies
- Voice and Voice Disorders
If you have any questions, or think your child may benefit from speech therapy, discuss this with your pediatrician or family doctor to see if speech therapy may the best option for your child. You may also contact our office at 320-484-4417.
Meet Our Team
Jackie Dietz, SLP
Jackie graduated from Minot State University with a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders in 2011. She has been with Hutchinson Health Pediatric Rehabilitation for 4 years. Jackie can evaluate and treat multiple communication and swallowing disorders. She enjoys working with pediatrics and seeing the progress each patient gains from session to session.
Kim Sobiech, OT
Kim is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience working with pediatric clients. She has additional training in therapeutic listening, sensory processing, SOS feeding technique and Handwriting Without Tears program. Kim loves working with kids and parents to help her clients reach their goals. She has also been a Certified Infant Massage Instructor since 2008.
Dana Hamilton, PT
Dana has over 20 years of experience working with pediatric clients. She graduated from the College of St Scholastica with a Master’s Degree. Dana has additional training in kinesiotaping and infant massage. She enjoys helping kids and their families achieve goals that are important to them.
Kristin Penney, PT
Kristin Penney graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. She has taken further education courses on making therapeutic activities seem more like play, and creative ways to incorporate therapy into children’s everyday lives. She has in interest in all pediatric conditions, and loves working with her patients and their families to help her patients be as independent as possible. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and cheering on the Huskers.
Danielle King, OTR/L
Danielle graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2011. She has an interest in all pediatric conditions and assisting children with achieving their highest level of independence in all daily activities. She is skilled in providing services to progress fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, and sensory processing skills.
Elizabeth Wurdell, SLP
Elizabeth specializes in Articulation and Phonology Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Expressive and Receptive Language Delays, Augmentative Communication, Oral-Motor and Feeding Disorders. She is certified in The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding. “Family involvement is critical in the achievement of each child’s therapy goals. I love to work both with children and their families to help them attain communicative and feeding competence.”