Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Pediatric physical therapists help children of all physical and developmental levels reach their maximum potential to function independently and perform at their highest level. We work with children who have developmental, neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions to restore and enhance their development and functional mobility. Helping children explore their world is one of our primary passions. Play and fun are incorporated into every session, while working on improving strength, flexibility, range of motion, posture, balance, and movement patterns.

 

 

Some common diagnoses treated include:

  • Developmental delay, torticollis, premature births, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hypotonia, neurological dysfunction, genetic disorders

 

The role of a pediatric physical therapist:

  • Apply knowledge and expertise in movement and clinical reasoning to evaluate, diagnose, treat and develop home exercise programs specific to the unique needs of each child

  • Assess flexibility, strength, posture, gait, balance and coordination

  • Utilize a variety of techniques and tools during therapy sessions, which include manual therapy, Neuro Developmental Treatment(NDT) techniques, Craniosacral therapy and play-based physical therapy

  • Collaborate with families and other medical, educational and developmental specialists

  • Treat the whole child by assessing all areas of development including fine motor, cognitive, adaptive, feeding, sleep and communication