Physical Therapy

ChildServe Physical Therapy

The physical therapy team at ChildServe is staffed by dynamic, caring therapists who are specially trained to work with children, adolescents, and young adults. Physical therapy is the use of facilitation, therapeutic exercise, treatment strategies, assistive technology, and play/movement activities to treat and improve motor and physical dysfunction. We provide and create an environment of therapeutic and rehabilitative care that is personalized and fun, focusing not only on the needs of the patient, but also the needs of the family.

Physical therapy may include:
  • Improving balance
  • Increasing strength
  • Developing coordination
  • Improving gross motor skills
  • Managing spasticity
  • Improving motor planning
  • Increasing joint mobility
  • Wheelchair positioning/prescription
  • Adaptive Equipment recommendations/prescription
  • Prescribing and monitoring restorative/maintenance programs
Specialized Services
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Does my child need physical therapy?

Your child may be referred for physical therapy services if he or she exhibits any of the following:

  • Physical disabilities or impairments 
  • More than six months delay in achieving age appropriate developmental milestones
  • Functional limitations related to balance, walking or gross motor coordination
  • Changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury or disease
  • Pain
  • Problems with basic movement (absent or limited)
  • Sports related injury
  • Orthopedic condition or injury
  • Neurological condition (sustained through either birth or injury)
  • Processing disorders that effect coordination, motor or functional skills
  • Need for adaptive equipment (DME)


Jenelle Clabaugh


Medical Social Worker

Phone Icon Jenelle Clabaugh 515-727-1561 Medical Social Worker   
515 727-1561
Pam Payeur


Medical Social Worker

Phone Icon Pam Payeur 515 727-1533 Medical Social Worker   
515 727-1533