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Rehab Services for Kids


We offer specialized therapy services designed just for kids. Our Rehab Team at LMC has 7 pediatric therapists, specializing in the management of:
  • play skills
  • communication skills
  • feeding management
  • physical development

Our pediatric services emphasize parental involvement and education, prevention, and management of developmental delays and injuries from birth through school age.

Basic Developmental Milestones
Every child is different in how they grow and develop. Kids may skip certain tasks, or perform them at different stages. Following are the basic developmental milestones to look for at certain ages. If your child appears to be having difficultly with certain milestones, many problems can be minimized through pediatric therapy. The earlier intervention begins, the better for the child and family.

Birth to 3 months
  • Wiggle and kick legs/arms
  • Lift head and chest while on tummy
  • Make cooing sounds
3 to 6 months
  • Rolls over in both directions
  • Sit with minimum support
  • Play with toes
6 to 9 months
  • Begin babbling (dada, baba)
  • Begins crawling
  • Reaches for toys and picks them up
By 12 months
  • Picks up small objects with thumb and finger
  • Drinks from cup
  • Pulls self to standing
  • 1-3 words (mama, dada)
  • Begins cruising around furniture
12 to 18 months
  • Walks with no assistance
  • Attempts to use spoon
  • Imitates words regularly
By 24 months
  • Uses 2-4 words together
  • Runs well
  • 50-200 word vocabulary
  • Plays next to other children
By 36 months
  • Uses short sentences
  • Rides a tricycle
  • Dresses self
  • Plays with other children
  • Speech understood 50% of the time
   


Pediatric Physical Therapy Services:
  • Gross motor development
  • Coordination and balance
  • Torticollis
  • Walking difficulties
  • Therapy following orthopaedic procedures
  • Therapeutic equipment assessment


Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services:
  • Fine motor delays
  • Sensory integration disorder
  • Brachialplexus injuries
  • Self feeding
  • Visual-perceptual problems
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Autism, PDD
  • Developmental delays

Pediatric Speech Therapy Services:
  • Speech and language delays
  • Articulation
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Stuttering
  • Voice management
  • Feeding and swallowing
  • Autism/PDD
  • Augmentative communication devices
  • Tracheostomy
  • Social Communication

Other Services Available:
  • Hospital Inpatient
  • Birth to 3 services throughout Barron and Washburn Counties
  • Speech Therapy serving Spooner, Barron and Cumberland hospitals

Once a child is 3 years old, services are offered in the school system. LMC offers pediatric services as an enhancement to those provided in the school system.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your child's development, please contact us at 715-236-6408 and ask to speak to a pediatric therapist.

Pediatric services are generally provided 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.