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California Children Services

Medical Therapy Program

For more information send us an email or phone 619-528-4000.

The Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is a special program within California Children Services that provides Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy for children with eligible conditions.

Facilities where these Services are offered:

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Therapy services are provided at rehabilitation units located in six public schools throughout San Diego County. These units are called "Medical Therapy Units".

Eligible conditions that qualify a child for the Medical Therapy Program services include, but are not limited to:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

For more information on medical eligibility for the Medical Therapy Program, please visit the Medical Eligibility webpage.

 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is therapy provided through the Medical Therapy Program, for the purpose of improving self-help skills or Activities of Daily Living. Occupational Therapy uses many ways to improve the dysfunction that causes impairment in the Activities of Daily Living, such as playing with play dough to increase finger strength to allow a child to be able to manage pant snaps.

Therapy is provided by a trained Occupational Therapist who has earned a Bachelors and/or Masters degree, graduated from an approved School of Occupational Therapy, and is licensed by the State of California to provide Occupational Therapy.

 

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is provided through the Medical Therapy Program of California Children Services, for the purpose of improving mobility and ambulation. As an example, Physical Therapy may provide exercises on a large ball to increase trunk control and overall strength to allow a child to walk either unassisted or with crutches.

Therapy is provided by a trained Physical Therapist who has earned a Bachelors and/or Masters degree, graduated from an approved School of Physical Therapy, and is licensed by the State of California to provide Physical Therapy.

 

For more information send us an email or phone 619-528-4000.