Pediatric physical therapists work with children with a wide range of disorders of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. We use a variety of techniques designed to make therapy fun and playful to help children reach their highest potential of physical function. Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence in the home, school, and community. An initial evaluation is completed, and our therapists use their expertise when developing goals for the child to achieve. Our treatment sessions are geared towards each child's needs based on their individual evaluation.
Our physical therapists provide comprehensive assessment and intervention in the following areas:
- Musculoskeletal Alignment
- Functional Mobility and Motor Skills
- Motor Planning
- Sensory and Neuromotor Impairment
- Proprioception and Body Awareness
- Motor Skill Development
- Muscle Tone
- Gait Pattern
- Equipment Needs
- Parent Education
A typical physical therapy treatment session will last approximately an hour depending on the child's endurance or level of fatigue. During a typical treatment session, the therapist will plan fun and playful activities geared towards each child. These activities may include crawling, walking, climbing stairs, jumping, and playing games to address balance and coordination and to strengthen the large muscles of the body.