Physical Therapy


What is Physical Therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy is a healthcare specialty that assists in early detection of health problems as well as the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of injuries, movement disorders and diseases that affect the muscles, bones, and joints. Our physical therapist will evaluate your child to determine if he or she would benefit from physical therapy services. Individualized goals are established in order to determine what your child, family, teachers, doctors and therapy team believe your child should be able to do in order to keep up with his or her peers within his or her home, school and community. This may entail working on gross and fine motor skills, strength, balance, endurance, core stabilization, motor planning, coordination and range of motion in order to improve your child’s ability to safely negotiate his or her environment.

Our physical therapist may help your child learn to perform any gross motor skill from sitting up to jumping rope and climbing monkey bars. Therapy sessions typically involve allowing the child to play in therapeutic ways in order for the child to have fun while working on their goals. Family involvement is important to allow for the greatest amount of carry over between sessions and achievement of the child’s goals.

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with difficulties in the areas related to:

Low Muscle Tone
Sensory integration/processing
Spina Bifida
Muscular Dystrophy
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Developmental delays
Cerebral Palsy
Down Syndrome
Gross motor
Fine motor
Low/Poor Endurance
Motor planning
Genetic syndromes
Neurological impairment

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