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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital
At the Forefront of Kids' Medicine

Who Therapists Help

Physical and occupational therapists at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital evaluate children and adolescents with the following impairments and functional limitations:

  • Decreased endurance, arousal, or attention
  • Difficulty with self care activities--such as dressing, bathing, and eating
  • Difficulties processing sensory information like sound, light, touch, or movement
  • Difficulties processing visual and movement activities
  • Decreased ability to move or use arms or legs effectively for function
  • Decreased muscle strength or unusual muscle tone (hypotonia or spasticity)
  • Impaired motor function
  • Pain
  • Decreased balance
  • Decreased ability to move due to pain, weakness, joint stiffness, or decreased sensation
  • Any impairments affecting functional activities such as dressing, bathing, sitting, walking, or playing with friends or family