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Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Patients
Premature infants are cared for every day at Sharp Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). The NICU is an environment where highly trained professionals use sophisticated procedures and technology to treat fragile infants and provide support for their families during a difficult time.
Occupational and physical therapy specialists are integral members of the professional team and provide early therapeutic intervention to improve the developmental outcomes of premature infants. Therapists are experienced in neonatal training and advanced pediatric competency. They provide evaluation, treatment, team consultation and family teaching for preterm and high-risk infants. They also address neurobehavioral organization, sensory and motor processing and daily life activities, such as feeding. Some of the services that they provide include:
Find a Physical Therapy Doctor
To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego physical therapy doctor or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.