By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2010
Stop by Summit Physical Therapy’s new pediatric clinic at their Open House on April 8. Kym Claborn, speech language pathologist and manager for Summit Pediatric Therapies, is excited about the new facility and the progress she sees in her young patients.
Those who drive down Blue Starr Drive in Claremore have probably noticed Summit Physical Therapy’s beautiful new building at Blue Starr and Chambers. On April 8, the community will get an opportunity to tour the new facility when Summit Physical Therapy hosts its Open House for the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Open House is a celebration of Summit Physical Therapy and Summit Pediatric Therapies and their ability to bring all their services together under one roof, which has enabled them to expand their services. Kim Cox, marketing director for Summit Physical Therapy, expresses great delight at this development: “This has been a dream of ours for a long time.”
The new 10,500-square-foot building provides plenty of room for Summit’s huge list of services, with separate clinics for adult and pediatric therapies. Each area has its own entrance, waiting room, patient room and gym area to maintain the privacy of the different age groups, while still providing the convenience of a single location.
During the Open House, people are sure to be amazed by the new pediatric clinic. Kym Claborn, speech language pathologist and manager for Summit Pediatric Therapies, is excited about the progress she sees in children who are treated in the vibrant and colorful new pediatric wing of Summit, which is bursting with fun equipment that has been designed to treat children with disabilities or developmental delays. “This is like a big indoor playground to the children we treat,” she says. “The new facility helps us hold to the motto: ‘Progress Through Play,’ because the children enjoy being here so much they don’t even know they are having therapy.” Therapy offered at Summit Pediatric Therapies covers a wide range of services, including treatment for issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, feeding, speech, language, swallowing, auditory processing, sensory processing, sign motor development and growth motor delays, including custom-made orthotics. By offering a roomy gym area and five separate treatment rooms – sensory room, speech treatment rooms, occupational therapy room and an orthotic room – Summit is able to help children refine the motor skills they need to function in everyday life.
These skills can also enhanced by the use of aquatic therapy. Summit’s 20-foot in-ground warm water therapy pool is available for both pediatric and adult therapy. The pool is equipped with a lift so that even those with more serious medical conditions can benefit from this kind of therapy. Summit has also added in-house orthotics for both adults and children to their menu of services, as well as a large area for certified hand therapy.
All these services and more can be discussed with Summit’s staff at the Open House. Therapists will be available to visit about a variety of subjects, with pediatric staff answering developmental screening questions and adult therapists performing fitness screenings and handing out information on arthritis. Two lucky Open House attendees will receive either a free massage or facial, and any new client who makes an appointment for Summit’s newly available massage therapy will receive $10 off their first session. For price details on massage packages, spa treatments and add-ons, or to make an appointment with Eva Norris, licensed massage therapist, call (918) 342-3800.