Iron City OT works with families to help children thrive in their everyday life. Founder, Jana Newton, offers Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) and Occupational Therapy (OT) Services for ages 0-5 years old. She is the highest certified DMI therapist residing in Alabama and is excited to be the first clinic offering DMI services in the state.
In addition, Iron City OT contracts with school districts
by supporting occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists to fulfill school based therapy needs.
Customized High Quality Therapy
Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) is combined with treatment techniques which may include but not limited to Task Specific Electrical Stimulation,Whole Body Vibration , Total Motion Release, Primitive Reflex Integration and Sensory Processing Integration .
Offering Intensive and TraditionalTherapy Sessions
Traditional Therapy Sessions are based on a child’s needs. Working with the family we determine a frequency based on your schedule, goals, and how your child is progressing.
Intensive Therapy consist of 1-2 sessions per day for 1-2 weeks. An intensive allows for repetition and consistency targeting specific skills for a child to achieve goals in a shorter amount of time. Many children gain more progress in 2 weeks of intensive therapy than they do in a whole 12 months of ongoing traditional therapy.
Skills for head and trunk control, sitting, rolling, crawling, standing, walking, balance and coordination.
The movement and coordination of small muscles in the hands and wrists.
Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
Tightness of the neck and flat head syndrome.
How our senses received information, organize it and use it to participate in activities.
Primitive Reflex Integration
Repetitive, automatic movements that provide the foundation for all motor coordination skills. If retained these can impact development
What your child does everyday is their OCCUPATION. Working together we can achieve a solid developmental foundation for a lifetime of growth.
Dynamic Movement Intervention
Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) is a therapeutic technique used by therapist to treat children with motor delay by improving automatic postural responses and promoting progress towards developmental milestones. The goal of DMI is to provoke a specified active motor response from the child in response to defined dynamic exercises. This comprehensive intervention incorporates current research on neurorehabilitation, technologies, and methodologies. DMI stimulates neuroplasticity by faciliateing new brain pathways and development of motor milestones.
A child with any type of motor delay or at risk for a delay may benefit from DMI.
DMI Focuses on:
Gross Motor Skills
Range of Motion
Modifying Tone and Reflexes
FInd out more about DMI here:
DMI capitalizes on the neuroplasticy of a child’s brain by challenging their neurological system to the highest skill level possible. Jana believes children are capable of so much; utilizing DMI she can empower a child through movement.
Jana utilizes a holistic approach with each child embracing their developmental journey.
Meet Jana Newton, owner and founder of Iron City OT
With over 15 years of occupational therapy experience, she is excited for Iron City OT to team up with families to achieve big goals. She utilizes a holistic approach with each child embracing their developmental journey.
Jana received her bachelor’s degree in Health Studies from the University of Alabama, followed by her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has developed a well-rounded skill set while serving clients in early intervention, acute care hospitals, inpatient rehab, and schools . Throughout her career she has worked with clients at every stage of the life span; each holding a unique place in her heart. Pediatrics she found is her true passion and where she is meant to be. Jana sees the potential in every child; the neuroplasticity of a child's brain when combined with skilled intervention changes the trajectory of a life. Jana strongly believes in the research science that supports the connection between the brain and body as the foundation of everything we do daily.
Jana is an Intro Level B Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) practitioner, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) trained, advanced board certified in Physical Agents of Modalities (PAMS), Total Motion Release-Tots (TMR-TOTS) certified, TASES trained utilizing electrical stimulation, experienced with primitive reflex integration, sensory processing, and a wide variety of other treatment interventions.
Iron City OT evolved out of Jana’s desire to truly connect with her clients; she nurtures a culture of strong relationships between therapists and families. As a team, Iron City OT works hard with clients to share in the pure joy of life achievements!
Occupational Therapy Evaluation:
Duration: 55 minutes
Your child’s strengths and challenges are assessed to develop a plan of care with the family.
Occupational Therapy Sessions:
Duration: 45-55 minutes
The frequency of treatment sessions will be recommended after the evaluation. Making a plan with the family children are typically seen 1-2 times a week for therapy services.
Sessions for 1-2 weeks duration of 2 sessions per day that are customized for your child primarily using DMI therapy along with other treatment tools to help your child achieve goals in a shorter amount of time.
Mini Intensives offered for those who may want to try out an intensive, target a specific skill, or help with establishing or progressing a home exercise program . Mini intensives are a duration of 3 consecutive days with 2 sessions per day or 5 consecutive days with 1 session per day.
*Jana’s DMI weight limit is 40 lbs, if your child may be over this please inform Jana as she will need to assess if child is appropriate. DMI is physically demanding on the therapist and child therefore; for safety a weight limit and child’s abilities must be considered.
We contract with local private and public schools by supporting occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists to fulfill needs. Please reach out to collaborate and establish a contract with us. Rates are determined case by case to make your team the best it can be!
Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield
Private Pay Rate:
OT Evaluation- $125Sessions- $125
Super bills provided upon request for out of network providers. Families may submit to attempt for reimbursement