We all do it, but Google always gives us the worst case scenario when we start trying to self diagnosis our littles’ issues. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken a simple bump on one of my girls and turned it from a bruise into a sign of the plague from the 1800s!
That’s why I love social media. My account, @Kinesio_Kids on Instagram, offers information for a wide array of diagnoses. This way, I can dispel the crazy notions we all fall hook line and sinker into when we start Googling.
However, every child is unique. You need to have your kiddo looked at individually to get a personalized diagnosis and plan. As a pediatric physical therapist, I typically offer two ways to help you and your littles – face to face evaluations and Virtual Wellness consultations.
During face to face evaluations, I’ll spend some time with your little, trying to better understand what challenges they are facing. Unlike a doctors visit, I will observe your child playing to get an accurate idea of how they move. We’ll work on creating a plan of unique, outside the box exercises and next steps to help develop their gross motor skills. Whether it’s using a laundry basket for strength or creating an at home princess obstacle course, we will come up with something that keeps your little having a great time in an easy way for you.
For all families including those in Colleyville and the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, I am proud to offer Virtual Wellness Consults through tools like Zoom and Facetime. These consults are educational in nature, lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Afterwards, you will be provided with a handout of developmental skills customized to your child through a followup email.
While I am uniquely qualified to guide you through this journey, it is extremely important to note that this is a wellness service, meant to educate parents who have limited access to appropriate resources in their area. Virtual Wellness Consults are not a physical therapy service, even though I am a physical therapist.
Whether you are in the Dallas Fort Worth area or in certain states and lacking appropriate care, I’d love you to make an appointment and select the Virtual Wellness Consultation form below. Please note that Virtual Wellness Consultations cost $149 (packages are available at lower rates).
I look forward to the opportunity to help you and your little!
Face to Face Evaluation
Virtual Wellness Consultation
If you have signed up for a Virtual Wellness Consultation, please download the Wellness Assessment Consent Form and Questionnaire.