A center dedicated to helping children with cerebral palsy, brain injury, and other motor disorders learn mobility skills, called the Euro-Pēds National Center, will move into a new facility in Pontiac.
"This new center gives Euro-Pēds a solid presence in southeast Michigan and beyond to help us effectively reach and teach children functional skills that lead to greater independence and health," says Michelle Haney, director of the Euro-Pēds National Center for Intensive Pediatric PT and president of the Euro-Pēds Foundation.
Haney says the 8,400-square-foot building, located at 3000 Centerpoint Parkway near I-75 and M-59, has large, private therapy suites and extra-wide hallways for mobility equipment. The center was previously located at the Doctor's Hospital of Michigan in Pontiac in a leased space. She says Euro-Peds is privately owned and is no longer associated with Doctor's Hospital of Michigan.
"We look forward to supporting other area healthcare providers with our treatment programs that are complementary to other treatment models at outpatient clinics and hospital-based programs," Haney says.
She says the new building is also home to the Euro-Peds Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting families with grants for intensive physical therapy.
Euro-Peds, founded in 1999, was one of the first hospital-based physical therapy programs in the region. The center has treated 1,400 children and young adults, offering services that include therapeutic massages, strengthening exercises, and gait training.