- Physical therapy focuses on gross motor skills from crawling to running; balance and core strengthening; post-injury or post-surgery mobility.
- Occupational therapy works on hand/eye coordination for activities such as eating, writing, dressing and other daily tasks requiring a variety of fine motor and social skills. Sensory processing can also be addressed with occupational therapy intervention.
- Speech therapy works with basic oral-motor skills, communication, problem-solving and attention disorders, as well as swallowing/sucking reflexes.
- Massage therapy helps with overall muscle relaxation and sensation. Infant massage can help soothe colic symptoms.
Pediatric therapy also includes equipment that allows staff to incorporate more sensory integration therapy into its children’s services. Sensory integration therapy helps children who are affected emotionally and/or physically by environmental sensitivities-touch, movement, sights or sounds-that affect their learning, motor development or behavior. It helps children focus on their activities despite the presence of stimulation and helps parents and teachers modify children’s’ environment to help them cope.
Patients seeking rehabilitative care must be referred to Winona Health’s Rehab Services by their primary care provider.
For more information:
420 East Sarnia Street • Winona, MN 55987
7 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Friday