After extensive research into the intensive therapy techniques that were pioneered in Eastern Europe, a commitment was made to open the world’s first intensive pediatric physical therapy clinic. In October 1999, the Euro-Peds® clinic opened as part of the non-profit hospital, North Oakland Medical Centers (NOMC) in Pontiac, Michigan. Physical therapists that specialized in this unique therapy were hired, and the program took off immediately. While originally focusing on the treatment of children with cerebral palsy, the clinic has evolved to successfully treat children with a variety of special needs such as Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome and a wide variety of other neuromuscular disorders. In 2008, NOMC was purchased by Doctors' Hospital of Michigan (DHM), a Joint Commission accredited hospital. For the next five years, Euro-Peds continued to provide top-notch service as part of DHM. In August 2013, Euro-Peds® became an independent specialty center- leasing space from DHM, but as a separate entity. In July of 2015, the center moved to its own one-level, 8400 square foot facility where they continue to change lives every day!
To date over 1500 children and young adults have benefited from this unique therapy at Euro-Peds® and have gained hundreds of new skills including better head control, learning to roll, sit up, transfer, and to take their first steps.
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