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Pediatric physical therapy can be a key component of your child’s recovery and development of age-appropriate gross motor skills. Working with a physical therapist will help your child explore their environment, while building the strength, balance and coordination necessary to play and learn at home and school.
Our approach to pediatric physical therapy is multifaceted. We will address your child’s current difficulties and promote a lifetime of health, wellness and tools for injury prevention. We work together with you and your pediatrician to help promote optimal function and ongoing health, wellness and fitness for you and your child.
Common Reasons for Seeking Pediatric Physical Therapy:
Common Diagnoses Treated with Pediatric Physical Therapy:
What to expect at your first visit with our pediatric physical therapists:
You and your infant/child will meet with our pediatric physical therapists for a one-on-one session where they will ask you questions about your child’s developmental history, current symptoms and your goals for your child’s development and/or rehabilitation. Your pediatric physical therapist will observe your child’s movements as they play and interact with the environment. This will be specifically set up to include age appropriate toys and activities that provoke movement.
Your pediatric physical therapist will perform a physical exam of your child’s strength, range of motion, balance and coordination while observing his or her gross motor abilities and identifying areas that need improvement. Your PT will review their findings with you and work with you to make a rehabilitation plan to help your child improve their gross motor skills.
What to expect at follow up pediatric physical therapy treatment sessions:
Based on the information obtained from the evaluation, your PT will create a treatment plan consisting of parent education, facilitated play and manual therapy, if appropriate, to specifically address your child’s needs and goals.