Adolescent years are a transitionary period filled with growth, challenges, and goals to live independently. Our teen services team specializes in creating individualized programs to support neurodiverse teens. Together, we will work to overcome obstacles, gain skills, increase strength, and set a foundation for future independence.
Our comprehensive, fun, and positive approach will supplement school-based therapy programs in the areas of physical therapy, health coaching and nutrition, and adaptive fitness and sports.
The EA Way
At EA, we're different. We are proud to offer expert physical therapy that is expanded with therapeutic health services to help teens reach their goals. Each program will be guided by individual goals rather than what insurance will cover. To promote progress and growth, services may include guided personal training, health coaching and nutrition, adaptive fitness and sports, and specialized classes. We are here to help teens take their physical therapy to the next level through several stages of progress including:
Innovative neuro-recovery and complex medical rehabilitation with your physical therapist in a state-of-the-art gym.
Physical therapy informed adaptive fitness with specialized trainers and regular support from your physical therapist.
Lifelong supported or independent health and wellness at the gym, in the community, and at home.
Serving Teens Experiencing:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Complex Medical Conditions
Endurance & Strength Difficulties
Emotional & Social Development Needs
Spinal Cord Injury
PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR TEENS
Teens can grow and develop at a rapid rate, which makes managing physical needs challenging. Physical therapy is the foundation to ensure they build skills as they grow. Ultimately, the goal is to continue to work toward becoming active and independent in school and activities, at work, and in the community.
At EA, we work with teens at every stage of development. For those more comfortable in a private setting, we're able to offer a quiet and sensory-friendly experience in our child services building. When teens are ready, we will make the transition to the adult gym where they will experience the next level of therapy and interaction with peers. As always, each plan is developed on an individual basis. This allows us to focus on specific ways to reach goals, stay motivated, and continue improving.
ADAPTIVE FITNESS & SPORTS FOR TEENS
Teens love to be busy, but limited mobility may stand in the way of living the active lifestyle they desire. For this reason, we offer many options for teens to exercise, improve physical health, and connect with peers through fitness and sports.
Our fully accessible private gym is available for regular workouts, scheduled fitness classes, training for strength and conditioning, and camaraderie with fitness friends.
For teens who are ready to hit the court, we offer annual wheelchair basketball clinics and leagues - this is even open to people who don't regularly use a wheelchair.
HEALTH COACHING FOR TEENS
With physical therapy at the core of our practice, we believe it's critical to teach teens how a healthy lifestyle will impact the way they move, feel, and live. Our team works with teens on all factors of well-being including learning healthy habits for eating, exercising, and making independent choices.
Through a creative and hands-on approach, we will work through real-world scenarios and have conversations to ensure we are guiding teens to a plan that will work for them. Teens are busy and they often choose priorities that may not be the best for their health long-term. Our goal is to begin healthy habits early to allow them to seamlessly move into thriving adulthood.
Three times each year, we release a new lineup of class and camp options that are sure to please even the pickiest of teens. You'll find a variety of 1:1 and group options offered for various abilities, interests, and skill levels. Each class and camp is led by professional staff, students in training, and trained professional volunteers. Peruse the catalog below and sign up online.