Pediatric Therapy Center
CCPTC is an outpatient care facility providing high quality, developmentally appropriate therapy services for children exhibiting developmental difficulties, concerns, or medical conditions interfering with particular functions or typical development. Services include occupational, physical and speech therapies uniquely designed for the pediatric patient utilizing the same family-centered approach as our other Women's and Children's services in a child-friendly environment. Since joining CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in 2007, this facility continues to thrive and grow in both patient volume and professional staff of highly skilled and experienced therapists who specialized in the evaluation and treatment of children birth to 18 years of age. CCPTC is the largest pediatric therapy service provider in the central Louisiana area.
Our therapists are trained in developmental evaluations and treatment interventions in any of the following areas:
- Fine and/or gross motor development
- Musculoskeletal development affecting strength, muscle tone, postural control, joint motion, coordination, balance or movement
- oral motor development, swallowing and/or feeding issues
- speech and language development affecting communication skills
- hearing impairment
- sensory processing
- visual motor and visual perception development
- cognitive development or learning abilities
- self help development
- social play skill development
- Assessment and application of adaptive equipment
- Assessment and application of upper or lower extremity orthotics and splinting
- Assessment and application of assisted mobility devices
- Home management training and education provided to family/caregivers.
- Interactive Metronome ©
- Therapeutic Listening ©
What kinds of problems or diagnoses do you see in children who need therapy services?
Common problems and diagnoses include Cerebral palsy, prematurity, muscular disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, language disorders, and Down's Syndrome, and hearing impairment. However, many children have no specific medical diagnosis but may show some concerns with a specific area of development, such as slow to develop speech or motor milestones, a feeding problem, poor handwriting or fine motor skills, or have a specific learning problem.
If I feel my child has delays or is struggling in a specific area (physical development, attention or learning, speech and language skills) what should I do?
Ideally, you should speak with your child's physician regarding your concerns. You may also contact our Center and speak directly with one of our staff members to determine if an assessment is warranted. You must obtain a physician's referral, however, prior to receiving an assessment and any ongoing treatment that is recommended.
Will my insurance cover these services?
We are providers for many commercial and state insurance plans, as well as medical assistance plans such as Medicaid. While most insurance plans have benefits for outpatient therapy services that are deemed medically necessary, not all offer such coverage, nor do all problems meet medical necessity criteria. You should check with your policy or insurance representative to determine coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses (deductibles, co-pays, etc.) for which you will be responsible.
How do I contact CHRISTUS Cabrini Pediatric Therapy Center and where are you located?
You may contact our office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday at 318-466-6111. Our physical address is 1804 MacArthur Drive , Suite 410, Alexandria, Louisiana. We are located in the rear of the Power Center, and our front entrance is accessible from Michiels Drive (across from Fads -n- Frames and Stine Home Design Center).