Improving Daily Life
Why choose ChildServe?
in pediatrics, brain injury, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
, DynavisionDynavision is a leading technology used in rehabilitation to stimulate the brain. By exercising cognitive processing, balance, and functional mobility, Dynavision improves decision-making and concentrating skills under stress.
, and the Universal Exercise UnitThe Universal Exercise Unit (UEU) is a favorite with many kids, who sometimes refer to it as “The Octopus.” The UEU provides a unique and effective physical therapy option in which children are comfortably suspended just off the ground or therapy table. Therapists are able to work specific muscles and coordination skills through this therapy.
within our state-of-the-art, kid-friendly facilities.
Who We Serve
Physical disabilities or impairments
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
Problems with basic movement (absent or limited)
Concussions and/or sports related injuries
Orthopedic conditions or injuries
Processing disorders that affect coordination, motor or functional skills
We Know Kids
We Care about Families
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive Physical Therapy?
- Below age-level in mobility, communication, fine motor, self-help, or feeding skills
- Medically stable
- Free of actively contagious condition
- Able to tolerate exposure to other people and children and transport to/from ChildServe
- Able to keep endurance up through prescribed therapy sessions
How are referrals made?
To make a referral or request more information, call to speak to a Medical Social Worker who will help identify a funding source and send out an application for services.
- Johnston and Ames: 515-331-4518
- Iowa City: 319-351-5437
How are services authorized and funded?
Where are services provided?
- ChildServe – Ames
- ChildServe – Johnston
- ChildServe – Iowa City
We also offer on-site physical therapy for children enrolled in childcare at the ChildServe Childcare Center in Johnston or children receiving Day Health services at our ChildServe – Des Moines location.
When are services offered?
- Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hours of operation for Iowa City:
- Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Extended hours may be available by appointment only.
What kinds of healthcare professionals work in ChildServe’s Physical Therapy program?
What specialized equipment does ChildServe’s Physical Therapy use?
- Functional Electric Stimulation (FES) Bike
- Lite Gait
- LE Serial Casting
- Universal Exercise Unit
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ChildServe Center - Johnston
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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.