Children with Special Needs 

Our brains develop in response to our experiences. In childhood, organic engagement with the physical world provides our nervous systems with rich fuel. But in some cases, a child’s unique limitations may reduce these opportunities for somatic learning. The Wellness Station’s therapy focuses on the movement patterns a child does well. Those movements provide the neurological scaffolding for future progress.

In a playful and nurturing manner, we evaluate a child’s abilities before developing customized programs and goals. We use the Feldenkrais Method, which emphasizes slow, repetitive movements. This approach enables the child’s brain to process rich sensory information from the experience. It also promotes neuromuscular calm. Throughout therapy, we prioritize the child’s engagement, responsiveness, and enjoyment.

You and your child will discover movement patterns that stimulate progress without feeling stressed or overwhelmed. During physical therapy sessions, parents and other caregivers learn how to follow through confidently and effectively with their child's developmental lessons.

Conditions we treat in children include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Anxiety
  • Developmental delay
  • Autism
  • With Paul's help, our now five-year-old Annie is walking and running around, doing everything we never thought she could ever do. And every time she sees him, she runs to him with excitement and cannot wait to start working with him.”
    — Fang-yi C.
  • Since working with Paul, Peter has become much calmer and more interactive with the world around him, rather than being closed up in his own little world.”
    — Lydia W.