California Children Services (CCS)

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What is the Medical Therapy Program? Who do we serve? What do we do? Find answers to these questions and more from our families and team members in our Parent Orientation Video by clicking here.

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Medical Therapy Program (MTP)

For more information, call 619-528-4000, send us an email or click here to apply.

The MTP is a special program within CCS that provides Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy for children with eligible conditions.

Facilities where these Services are offered:

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 MTP 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 MTP, please visit the Medical Eligibility webpage.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is therapy provided through the MTP, 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, Masters degree, and/or OTD, 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 MTP, 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, Master's, and/or Doctorate (DPT), graduated from an approved School of Physical Therapy, and is licensed by the State of California to provide Physical Therapy. 

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

 

Webpage last updated 05/30/2017.