COMMON QUESTIONS

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IS A KIDZ PT CAMP RIGHT FOR MY KID?

Intensive therapy tends to produce the greatest gains in kids with high needs. They're challenged by the therapy, and there's no time to get bored or over-tired.


For kids who largely function independently but are experiencing developmental delays, a 3-hour session is usually too long. Their transitions from one apparatus to the next are brief, and they may get bored or tired out by the repetition of the exercises. In this case, we can create 1 to 1 1/2 hour programs, even after school.


If your child has uncontrolled seizures or recent hip issues, Kidz PT might not be equipped to help your child. We're happy to speak with you if you have questions.


If you want to discuss the options with Lindsey before enrolling, send us an email. We'll ask you to submit a basic health history form for your child before the call.


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HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU SEE AT KIDZ PHYSICAL THERAPY?

We see just one child at a time during a session. Your child will be the only one Lindsey is working with.


But we offer two sessions per day during the summer. From mid-June through August, Kidz PT has capacity for 8 kids total.

Since space is limited, reach out to us as soon as you can.

IS IT HARD TO GET IN TO A KIDZ PT CAMP?

Currently it's not difficult to schedule sessions when it works best for your family.


We have space for up to 8 kids over the summer, and we're not yet booked up for 2022.

WHAT CONDITIONS DO YOU WORK WITH AT YOUR CAMPS?

These programs are best suited for children in major phases of growth and development and that are medically stable. 

Intensive therapy is best for kids who are on the cusp of achieving a new skill, like holding their head up, taking a step, or walking across the room. They get focused time to develop the strength, coordination, balance, and confidence to meet the next mobility goal.


Age range 2 - 16 years old.

Intensive camps are especially great for ages 2-6 and puberty. These are natural times of enhanced neuroplasticity in kids — when their brains are primed to learn new skills.


The most common diagnoses include:

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Spina Bifida

  • Stroke

  • Traumatic Brain Injury 

  • Developmental elays

  • Down Syndrome

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • Toe Walking

  • Torticollis: ages 2 months - 2 years (modified programs available)

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU HAVE?

  • The Universal Exercise Unit (known as The Cage)

  • The TheraSuit

  • Benik suit

  • Biofeed back

  • Estim

  • Theratogs

  • A treadmill

  • Swings

  • KidWalk - Bodyweight supported gait

  • Rifton gait trainers

  • Rifton adapted bike

  • Amtryke tricycle

  • Bozu ball / therapy balls

  • Push rack

  • Mechanical horse

  • Upsee

  • Wingbo

  • Special tomato chairs

  • Immobilizers

  • Crutches

  • Electric horse riding machine

  • Pulleys and weights

  • Floor mats

  • Music

  • Age appropriate toys

  • Benches, bolsters, and wedges


Aquatics options may be available.

WHAT'S THE CLINIC LIKE?

The Kidz PT clinic was designed specifically for children's therapy. It's colorful and filled with toys and equipment kids can't wait to work with. You can't miss Lindsey's love for Dr. Seuss.

The clinic space is attached to Dr. Lindsey Shay's home, where she has provided in-home physically therapy for her oldest child, Conner, for many years.

CAN I COME VISIT BEFORE SIGNING UP?

Yes! Schedule a visit here: ____________

Or contact Lindsey for special arrangements.

WHAT PAPERWORK DO YOU NEED WHEN I SIGN MY CHILD UP FOR CAMP?

Each time you enroll in a new session, we ask you to complete:

  • goals for the program


  • medical history/update

  • doctor referral/clearing

  • our contract

  • release of healthcare information

  • photo release (if desired)


We provide these forms when you begin the registration process.

HOW MUCH DOES A KIDZ PT SUMMER CAMP COST?

Our longest camp, for 20 days, costs $__.
Our shortest camp, for 5 or 6 days, costs $___.
Our mid-length camp, which is often the best choice for families at 12 or 15 days, costs $___.

HOW DO I SIGN MY CHILD UP FOR CAMP?

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WHEN IS PAYMENT REQUIRED?

When you sign your child up, you'll make a down payment of $1,000 to hold their place.


Full payment is required one month before camp starts.

WILL YOU BILL MY INSURANCE?

As a cash-based business, we don't bill insurance. Instead, we can provide you with paperwork to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?

At this time we accept check and money order.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you cancel more than 30 days before the start of your child's camp, you'll be reimbursed for everything you've paid. 


If there are less than 30 days until the camp's start date, Kidz PT will retain your down payment.

ARE FAMILY MEMBERS ALLOWED TO SIT IN ON SESSIONS?

Feel free to run errands or take some well-deserved time to yourself during your child's camp. It's often easier for kids to work with Lindsey without family in the room.


On the last day of camp, we may show you options for home therapy.


If it makes you more comfortable to stay and observe, you're welcome to. If your child is distracted by your presence, however, we may ask you to step out so we can help your child make as much progress as possible during their camp.

WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE AT THE END OF THE CAMP?

At the end of a summer camp, your child will receive a certificate of completion. We'll also send pictures showing their progress, a t-shirt, and a home exercise program to use as you wish.


We can also provide paperwork for you to send to your insurance company.

WHAT IS YOUR NEW PATIENT PROCEDURE?

Once your registration forms and payment are received you will begin to design your customized physical therapy "camp" with our Physical Therapist.  Your camp will include specific treatment techniques that will help your child towards specific goals that everyone helps plan.  The length of the program will help guide what will be worked on in the clinic and what can be followed through with at home or school.  Kidz Physical Therapy will provide something new and different from the typical 1 session a week or 1 visit a month.  Any questions on which length of program is right for your child, please contact us and we can help talk through your decision.

WHAT DOES SUMMER CAMP INCLUDE?

Every camp is tailored to your child.

Once you've registered for a camp, Lindsey will start customizing the camp for your child.


She'll talk to you about your goals for your child, medical history, whether your child has an IEP or IFSP, and how much therapy you'd like to do with your child at home, after the camp ends.

Camp will include specific treatment techniques to help your child toward goals that everyone helps plan.


The length you choose for the camp will guide what we'll do during the camp and what can be worked on afterward at home or school.

HOW IS AN INTENSIVE SUMMER CAMP DIFFERENT FROM REGULAR THERAPY?

Kidz PT will provide something new and different from the typical one session a week or one visit a month. 


Any questions on which length of program is right for your child, please contact us and we can help talk through your decision.  

The length of the camp will guide what will be worked on in the clinic and what can be followed through with at home or school. 

WE'RE COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN. WHERE CAN WE STAY?

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