Our Services

  • Physical Therapy

    Our Physical Therapy (PT) staff assess the function of neurological, musculoskeletal, pulmonary and cardiovascular systems within a developmental framework. Therapy is provided within an age-appropriate setting and is concerned with the acquisition or restoration of function. Some of the interventions include: gait training, developmental gross motor training, strength training, and NDT techniques. Common diagnoses treated include cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, neurological disorders, autism, torticollis, and orthopedic disorders. Our PTs freqently take continuing education courses to ensure they remain up to date on the best practice of therapeutic techniques.

  • Occupational Therapy

    Our Occupational Therapy (OT) staff provide treatment with sensory motor and developmental approaches. Treatment programs focus on improving functional independence through visual-perceptual, fine motor, upper extremity strength and coordination, sensory integration, oral-motor, feeding, and self-help activities. Our skilled OTs consistently pursue training in handwriting, sensory integration, feeding, NDT, adaptive equipment, interactive metronome, and therapeutic listening interventions. Common diagnoses treated in OT include cerebral palsy, motor incoordination, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), down syndrome, and sensory integrative dysfunction. Our large sensory gyms are fully equipped to facilitate improvement in developmental milestones and sensory processing skills, within a therapeutic play approach.

  • Speech & Language Therapy

    Our Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) address all areas of speech and language development including receptive and expressive language, pragmatics, articulation, respiration, and fluency. Other aspects of therapy include utilizing alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) and improving oral motor abilities, swallowing, and feeding skills (oral & pharyngeal feeding & swallowing problems). Our SLPs are skilled in working with children with cerebral palsy, autisum, language delays, dysphagia, and articulation disorders.

  • Massage Therapy

    Therapeutic massage is made available to our clients and their families at our NTS Northwest location. Following a massage, children often demonstrate increased circulation, improved sensory processing, relaxed muscles, and greater range of motion. These benefits, along with the therapy they receive, help them reach their fullest potential. Parents may also enjoy a relaxing massage while their children receive therapy. 

  • Infant Massage

    Infant Massage provides a caring, therapeutic touch to a baby's muscles and joints.  Infant Massage helps babies to relax, and may improve their digestion, sleep, respiration, and circulation. Massage also promotes bonding and communicaton between the caregiver and infant. Parents can be trained to perform the massage on their babies at home as well, to continue the therapeutic benefits daily. Infant Massage is offered by a trained physical therapist at both NTS locations.

  • Torticollis Remediation

    Torticollis is a tightness of the neck muscles, that results in abnormal posture and movement patterns. Often developed in utero, infants with torticollis also have plagiocephaly (flat spot on head). Our skilled Physical Therapists provide services to improve neck mobility, strengthen cervical muscles, and strengthen the postural muscles that affect gross motor development.

  • Sensory Integration Interventions

    Sensory experiences include touch, movement, body awareness, taste, sight, sound and the pull of gravity. The process of the brain organizing and interpretating this information is called sensory integration (SI). SI provides a crucial foundation for later, more complex learning and behavior. For most children, sensory integration develops in the course of ordinary childhood activities. Motor planning ability is a natural outcome of the process, as is the ability to adapt to incoming sensations. But for some children, sensory integration does not develop as efficiently as it should. When the process is disordered, a number of problems in learning, development or behavior may become evident. Effective sensory processing and modulation is needed to perform self-help, social, community, motor and academic skills. For clients that benefit from this therapy approach, sensory integration techniques are incorporated into Occupational Therapy sessions at both NTS locations.

  • Therapeutic Listening

    Therapeutic Listening (TL) is a technique that involves listening to modulated music (certain frequencies) using a special set of headphones, following a specific protocol. It is appropriate for children with impairments in sensory integration or neurological disorders. Therapeutic Listening impacts the vestibular system which is located in the inner ear. The vestibular system is responsible for movement of the body, balance and equilibrium reactions as detected by movements of the head. It is also connected to the arousal/alertness levels, muscle tone and coordination which impacts motor skills, learning, behavior, posture, cognition, attention span, speech and language, and auditory processing. Improvements in these areas are possible with the Therapeutic Listening Program. Therapeutic Listening is a treatment intervention available at both NTS locations. Trained staff use TL within therapy sessions as well as educating and training parents for home use.

  • Handwriting Without Tears

    Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) is a structured curriculum for teaching handwriting to children. The program is used regularly in Occupational Therapy treatment sessions. During the summer we offer HWT summer camps at both NTS locations. The camp is developmentally based and appropriate for children with pre-kindergarten level skills through 5th grade. This curriculum has proven to be very effective for children with special handwriting needs. The lessons follow a multi-sensory and developmentally appropriate approach to meet the needs associated with different learning styles. Camps are taught by an HWT-trained Occupational Therapist. Groups typically consist of 3-5 children per camp. Please call 713-466-6872 or email info@ntstherapy.com for more information.

  • Interactive Metronome

    Interactive Metronome (IM) is a computer program that utilizes sound, visual input, and motor coordination to improve motor planning, coordination, and timing. Everything the human brain does requires very precise timing. This unconscious capability is critical to the brain's ability to plan and sequence thoughts and actions and connects them to their consequences. Thus "natural timing" is an important foundation of our ability to attend, learn, sequence, process information, and physically execute actions. The Interactive Metronome System is the result of years of rehabilitation technology, research, and development. It systematically uses sounds and repetitive physical motion exercises to help individuals improve their underlyng motor planning, sequencing, and timing ability. IM is available at both NTS locations.

  • Aquatic Therapy

    Aquatic Therapy is performed by our experienced therapists trained in water safety to reinforce therapeutic skills learned in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Aquatic therapy is offered by PT and OT in our in-ground pool at the Katy clinic location, which ranges in depth of 5 to 8 feet. Call (281) 392-4221 to schedule an appointment at the Katy location.

  • CranioSacral Therapy

    CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, noninvasive, hands-on intervention that that aims to release restrictions around the brain, spinal cord, and sacrum. This technique can improve central nervous system performance and alleviate stress and pain, including migraines and neck/back pain. CranioSacral Therapy is an intervention that can be utilized by a certified CranioSacral therapist during Occupational Therapy sessions at both NTS locations.

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