Roots to Shoots Pediatric Therapy Clinic specializes in meeting the therapy needs of children. The space has two treatment rooms, a feeding room and a large therapy gym. The multi-use area creates elements of therapy in a fun and safe environment for children.
The center piece of the gym is a tree constructed by an artist that has completed work for Henry Doorly Zoo, as well as Walt Disney World. The branches of the life-like tree serve as anchor points for the therapeutic swings, hammocks, and harnesses; while the trunk of the tree is home to a third treatment room called the sensory room. This room contains equipment that allows therapist to control the amount and type of stimulus to which children will be exposed. The gym also includes a raised platform that partially surrounds the tree. The platform provides additional treatment space, as well as a destination for children using stairs, ramps, ladders, or rock climbing wall. The slide provides a quick, fun reward for children to return to the ground level of the gym.
The feeding room is designed to simulate a home kitchen area and will assist children who may have difficulty with the many aspects of feeding or eating. Speech and Occupational Therapists will work with children in this area who have troubles with swallowing or tolerating various food tastes or textures.