While many individuals require rehabilitation services after a surgery or an injury, some children benefit from skilled physical therapy services as early as birth. We specialize in treatment for a variety of diagnoses including Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Torticollis, Gross Motor Delay and Toe Walking among others.
We accept children of all ages from birth to 21 years old.
**Due to regulations associated with Medicaid for cash based services, children with Medicaid are not eligible for membership at this time.
Our physical therapist provides comprehensive examination, evaluation and intervention including but not limited to:
Evaluation of gait, mobility, posture and balance
Assessment of motor function, strength, tone and range of motion
Collaboration with providers of services for orthotics, assistive devices and adaptive equipment
Education in home exercise program
Intervention addressing gross motor abilities with a functional approach to foster independence
Communication and collaboration with other service providers including occupational therapy, speech therapy, case managers and primary care physicians
At Coastal Direct Health & Wellness you will be charged a separate membership fee for physical therapy, and you do not need to be a member of the primary care clinic to participate. Six treatment sessions per year are included with your membership. The membership fee is charged on a monthly basis and requires an annual contract with an early cancellation fee.
Benefits of Coastal Direct Pediatric Physical Therapy
No insurance authorization or physician order needed… which means no wait lists and faster access to services
Cash based services are provided at a discounted rate to clients
Insurance companies cannot dictate the length, duration or type of services provided, including wellness services and intensive model
You will be provided with information which can then be submitted to insurance by you for reimbursement for services
Intensive Program Option
An intensive program option is provided for 3 weeks, 4 days per week, 3 hours per day, a total of 36 hours. This program does not require a membership, however if you choose to become a member the annual fee will be waived for one year with successful completion of the intensive program. This unique program is the only one of its kind in the Wilmington area
Evidence to support intensive pediatric physical therapy program:
“Newer approaches that involve more intense and complex training strategies are beginning to exploit the inherent potential for adaptive neural plasticity and recovery”
-Damiano DL. Rehabilitative therapies in cerebral palsy: the good, the not so good, and the possible. J Child Neurol. 2009;24(9): 1200-1204.
“A regime that is intensive enough without being tiring and one that provides practice conditions for consolidating motor skills learned during the intensive therapy period may best optimize motor training. “
-Trahan J and Malouin F. Intermittent Intensive Physiotherapy in Children with CP: A Pilot Study. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2002;44(4): 233-9.
(Price per month - yearly contract required - 5% discount if year is paid in full up front)
One evaluation is available per year without a membership at full cost
Six visits are included with membership at no additional cost. Once limit is reached additional sessions are available at discounted rate
3 week program, 3 hours/ day, 4 days/week. Cost is non-refundable for the week and make-up sessions will not be provided for missed visits
$1,000 / week, $83.33 / hour
None, however early cancellation fee applies