We are committed to providing comprehensive, quality pediatric physical therapy to help children reach their full functional potential and highest level of independence. Services are provided to children, infancy through late adolescence, in both land and aquatic settings in Kansas City North.
Pool based therapy
Therapy in an aquatic environment allows children to learn new movements that would otherwise be too difficult to master on land. The child can practice new motor skills and generalize the skill to land-based therapy sessions.
The water slows the child down and allows him to react and experiment with the consequences of movement. The hydro-static pressure of the water gives the body 360 degrees of deep pressure allowing the child's sensory system to regulate throughout the therapy session. This allows the child to have greater focus on gaining the new skills.
Aquatic therapy provides opportunity for a child to increase strength and range of motion as they will be able to move in ways that they can not on land. Additionally, the increased movement and activity will result in improved endurance and respiratory function.
Therapy for Athletes
Sports therapy consists of evaluating and treating athletically active individuals with problems related to mobility, strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, pain and sport specific injuries.
We know that time in physical therapy is time away from the game. That's why we are commited to getting every athlete back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.
We have over 16 years of experience working with orthopaedic and sportsmedicine patients. We will design and implement programs for patients, including those with physical disabilities as well as elite athletes, to help them achieve goals and allow them to return to their sport.
We provide therapy for a variety of conditions such as:
* Post-op surgery (such as ACL reconstruction)
* Musculo-skeletal injuries (sprains and strains)
* Muscle atrophy/imbalances
* Gait issues
Developmental Physical Therapy
Improving Gross Motor Skills
We work to improve a child's gross motor skills by focusing therapy sessions on strengthening, coordination, balance training and musculoskeletal functioning.
Specialty evaluations and interventions are provided for the following areas:
• Musculoskeletal conditions
• Orthopedic conditions
• Neuromuscular conditions
• Gross motor developmental delays
• Congenital Muscular Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
• Idiopathic Toe Walking
• Coordination and balance deficits
• Mobility training
• Motor planning
• Adaptive equipment assessment and training
Care, Compassion, Experience
Northland Pediatric Physical Therapy was created by Jennifer Huyser, MS PT in 2016 to address the need for accessible pediatric physical therapy services in Kansas City North. As the primary therapist and owner she believes in combining compassion and professionalism to ensure every child can reach his/her full potential. Jennifer has been a practicing pediatric physical therapist for over 16 years in inpatient, outpatient and rehab settings. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at Drake University she received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Sports Medicine, Pediatrics and Aquatic speciality sections.
Where are you located?
We provide land therapy services at Flash Performance located at 6609 Royal Street, Suite 103 in Pleasant Valley, Missouri. Northland Pediatric Physical Therapy utilizes private space for evaluations and treatments in addition to access of over 4000 square feet of turf, sport courts and weight training areas to meet the needs of patients.
Where is pool therapy performed?
Northland Pediatric Physical Therapy has partnered with the Liberty Community Center located at 1600 Withers Road in Liberty, Missouri to access the indoor warm water pool. This therapy pool is 600 square feet with an average temperature of 90-92 degrees. The pool has ramp access into water, zero-degree entry, 3' 6" feet deep, therapy bench and handrails.
How do we pay for your services?
We accept some commercial insurances in addition to private pay options for our patients.