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Child Physiotherapy

Therapy Services at KMC

Proudly serving the North Shore of Oahu


Rehabilitative Therapy

Our Rehabilitative Therapy team is renowned for going above and beyond the usual call of duty.  We don’t shy away from a challenge, and we always work hard to stay at the top of our game so you can remain at the top of yours.  We craft individualized treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.  While no two care plans are ever exactly alike the end game is always the same; getting you back to doing the things you love to do. 

Our office is located on the east end of the hospital through the Rothwell Entrance.  You’ll feel right at home in our open, friendly and energizing space.  (Should there be direct contact info for scheduling an appointment?)

Rehabilitative Therapy can help treat the following conditions:

  • Amputations

  • Balance impairment

  • Back pain

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Chronic pain

  • Concussion

  • Developmental delays

  • Dysphagia or difficulty feeding

  • Fractures

  • Language disorders


  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Plagiocephaly

  • Speech disorders

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Sports injury

  • Stroke

  • Torticollis

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Vestibular impairments (vertigo, hypofunctioning inner ear)


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on increasing independence and safety with the things we need and want to do every day.  “Occupation” in this sense is not viewed only as your job; it’s viewed as your everyday life activities. OTs are healthcare professionals that work with people who have had injuries, illnesses and disabilities that are preventing them from participating and succeeding in their normal daily routine.  OT uses self-care tasks, activities, exercises, work and play activities to increase overall health and quality of life. OT also specifically addresses and treats fine motor control and gross motor control deficits of the upper extremity.


Services may include a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s level of function, home, work or school environment.  This enables our team to individualize recommendations for adaptive equipment, strategies and create plans of care to support your specific needs.   OT is offered to all ages from keiki to kupuna.    

Occupational therapy includes:

  • Activities of daily living (ADLs) and Instrumental ADL (IADLs) assessment and training.  ADLs include dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, self-feeding, functional transfers and mobility. IADLs include medication management, shopping, food or financial management, housekeeping, etc.

  • Personalized assessment and training in hand and arm exercises, stretches, activities to increase use to optimize everyday function.

  • Assessment and modification of routines, activities, environments for success, including energy conservation training, ergonomics, etc.

  • Durable Medical Equipment (DME) or adaptive equipment assessment and training.  DME includes equipment such as a shower chair, front wheel walker and grab bars.  Adaptive equipment includes items such as splints, reachers and self-feeding devices.

  • Individualized treatment plan and goals for increasing safety, independence and activity tolerance.

  • Cognitive and sensory assessment and training if necessary.


Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) focuses on improving mobility, alleviating pain and restoring function. 


PT is a type of rehabilitation for those whose physical functioning is being challenged by ageing, injury, disease, or environmental factors.  Services may include a variety of exercises to improve range of motion, strength and muscle control, coordination, balance, and functional movement patterns to support daily living activities. 

Physical therapy includes:

  • Ambulation exercises

  • Balance training & fall prevention

  • Body mechanics education

  • Family & caregiver training

  • Muscle strengthening

  • Sport specific therapy

  • Pain management

  • Prosthetic training


Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy (ST) focuses on improving communication, speech and feeding disorders.  ST may be needed for problems that develop in childhood or  impairments resulting from an illness such as Parkinson’s disease or stroke, or from an injury such as a traumatic brain injury. 


Care plans may include a variety of interventions depending on the needs of the patient.        


Speech therapy includes:

  • Articulation therapy

  • Language development activities

  • Oral-motor, feeding and swallowing therapy

  • Social communication tactics

  • Breathing exercises

  • Cognitive communication activities

  • Exercises to strengthen oral muscles

  • Family & caregiver training

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