Rehabilitation Services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wheelchair Seating and Equipment


Scope of Pediatric Services (View the full scope of pediatric services and diagnoses)

What makes our program unique:

At Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group, we offer a neurodevelopmental treatment approach to give your child the opportunity to learn quality movement patterns early, to enhance their motor performance and avoid development of inefficient movement patterns that may interfere with recovery and overall development. We incorporate sensory, perceptual, cognitive, and linguistic components into your child’s rehabilitation plan that are vital to development.

A collaborative approach is implemented between the rehab team, the child, and family to support development, promote quality of life, and achieve the highest level of independence. Functional goals are created to achieve necessary skills for participation in activities within the child’s home, school, and community.

Skill areas of focus may include:

  • Fine motor, grasp and release, management of utensils, manipulation of clothing fasteners, handwriting
  • Visual system skills and perception
  • Hand-eye coordination for improved play and self care
  • Progressing gross motor skills and functional mobility by addressing range of motion, strength, balance, postural control, and proximal stability
  • Motor planning and bilateral coordination
  • Sensory processing
  • Oral sensory and motor skills
  • Speech and language development
  • Attention and social skills
  • Equipment and orthotic evaluations, such as hand and wrist supports, ankle foot orthoses, bathing equipment, dressing devices, activity seats, mobility devices

Innovative Technology & Equipment

Traverse City Clinic

    • Dedicated pediatric treatment space
    • Body-weight support system (BWSS) Treadmill
    • Solo Step ceiling track system
    • Vestibular II suspension system/swing
    • Assistive mobility devices
    • Therapeutic pool with related pediatric equipment
    • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) MyndStep to address footdrop and MyndMove with protocols for arm, hand, and scapula.

Rockford Clinic

    • Body-weight support system (BWSS)
    • Bioness Vector ceiling track system
    • Therapeutic pool with overhead body-weight support system, treadmill, and other related pediatric equipment
    • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) MyndStep to address footdrop and MyndMove with protocols for arm, hand, and scapula.

Certifications & Training

  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (C/NDT)
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
  • Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS)
  • Aquatic Therapeutic Exercise Certification (ATRIC)
  • Dynamic Movement Intervention, Intro Level A (DMI)


To find out more, contact our Traverse City clinic 231-486-6330 or Rockford clinic 616-866-6859 to schedule a tour or set up a consultation:

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