|Contacts:||Christine Buzzell- Director
Renee Gross – Pediatric Lead Therapist
|Location||1606 Prairie Center Parkway,
Suites 120 & 130
Brighton, CO 80601
Welcome to Platte Valley Medical Center’s Pediatric Therapy program.
We are committed to providing child-friendly services for newborns, infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.
Our Occupational (OT), Physical (PT), and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) services include:
- Free community screens for children from birth to five years old to help identify delays in the development of speech, feeding, mobility, writing/fine motor skills and sensory processing.
- Outpatient pediatric therapy services (OT, PT, SLP)
- Special Care Nursery Consultations
Our team evaluates and treats children with a variety of medical diagnoses, including but not limited to:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Cleft lip and/or palate
- Genetic syndromes
- Joint and/or bone injury
- Muscular disease and/or injury
- Neurological injury and/or syndromes
- PDD/Developmental Delays
- Post-surgical events
- Respiratory impairments (trach, chronic ear infections)
- Sensory Integration Disorders
Our Pediatric Therapy Team
Renee Gross, OTR graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO in 1992 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Minor in Human Development. She joined Platte Valley Medical Center in 2003. Renee is Platte Valley Medical Center’s Pediatric Team Lead Therapist and is currently working toward her Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT) certification. Renee’s pediatric interests include working with Autism Spectrum Disorder’s as well as with sensory integration and processing disorders. She is a member of our Special Care Nursery’s Developmental Therapy Team providing treatment for premature infants and education for their families.
Karen Vizyak PT, MSPT, earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Colorado and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University. A therapist since 1995, Karen has practiced at Platte Valley Medical Center since 2000. Her background includes extensive training in orthopedics, manual therapy, sensory integration and neuro-developmental treatment. She is a member of our developmental therapy team that works with premature infants and their parents in our Special Care Nursery. In addition, utilizing certifications in Pilates and yoga, she teaches our Pre/Post-Natal and general Pilates classes as well as yoga classes for children with special needs.
Kim Braun PT, DPT, graduated from The University of Colorado Doctor of Physical Therapy Program after having completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology at The University of Colorado Boulder. Her interests include working with the pediatric and orthopedic patient populations. She is a certified yoga instructor and also works part time for Early Intervention Colorado. Kim’s professional vision is to utilize her knowledge of physical therapy in a way that enables people to participate in and experience all that life has to offer.
Carol Chadwick MS, CCC-SLP , graduated with her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Colorado State University and then worked in Denver area hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and private practice. For the past 20 years she has been developing her practice, Carol I. Chadwick MS, CCC-SLP & Associates. During this time she has been affiliated with Platte Valley Medical Center. Carol’s special interests include oral motor, articulation, voice, cleft palate, fluency, and feeding and swallowing.
Sandy Milway MS, CCC-SLP received her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Colorado State University and has been in practice for over 20 years. Her experiences range from adults in hospital and nursing home settings, to toddlers through high school students in the public school and private practice settings. She has been an employee at Platte Valley Medical Center since 2000 and with the practice of Carol I. Chadwick & Associates since 2003. Her areas of interest are Autism Spectrum Disorders, auditory processing, oral motor functioning, and neurologically based disorders.
Single Discipline Evaluation
A single discipline evaluation can refer to other disciplines as warranted and is referred by a physician order for a specific concern.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services are provided by Platte Valley Medical Center and Speech-Language Therapy services are provided by the office of Carol I. Chadwick & Associates
A team evaluation is a joint evaluation to address multiple concerns. A physician’s prescription is required to determine the inclusion of the best combination of the three disciplines, depending on the child’s needs. This evaluation may incorporate play-based activities or more formal testing to determine the child’s functioning level. Recommendations and a plan of treatment with parent involvement are developed after the initial evaluation. An evaluation report will be given to the parent and sent to the referring physician.
Treatment models include individual and co-treatments between disciplines. An ongoing collaborative approach between disciplines benefit the whole child.