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what is pediatric physical therapy?

Pediatric Physical Therapy is like a personalized playground for kids, where they can play, explore, and grow while also working on their physical development. It’s a special kind of therapy designed for children to help them build strength, improve their movement, and develop important skills. Just like how kids love playing games, this therapy makes exercises and activities feel like games too, so they have a blast while reaching their milestones. Whether it’s helping a baby learn to roll over, a toddler to walk, or a school-age child to improve their balance, Pediatric Physical Therapy is all about making progress in a fun and engaging way.

Pediatric Physical Therapy can be beneficial for a variety of children facing different challenges. Here are some examples of who might benefit from Pediatric Physical Therapy:

  • Babies born prematurely or with developmental delays
  • Children with conditions like cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or down syndrome
  • Kids recovering from surgeries or injuries that affect their mobility
  • Children with balance or coordination difficulties
  • Kids who struggle with basic movements like crawling, walking, or running
  • Children with orthopedic conditions or musculoskeletal problems
  • Kids with sports-related injuries or overuse issues
  • Children with neurological disorders affecting their movement and posture
  • Kids with genetic conditions impacting their physical development
  • Children with difficulty participating in daily activities due to physical limitations

Pediatric Physical Therapy is designed to support children of all abilities, helping them overcome challenges and achieve their full potential in physical development and movement.

Does My Child Need Physical Therapy?

Your child’s development is a journey filled with milestones, and sometimes they may need a little extra support along the way. Physical therapy can play a crucial role in helping children overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

-Show a strong left or right side preference before 1 year of age
-Demonstrate tightness/ weakness/ high or low muscle tone 
-Torticollis and/or plagiocephaly
-Poor head control
-Get “stuck” in certain developmental positions
-Intolerance of tummy time
-Walk on tiptoes
-Crawl with one leg out to the side/ bear crawl/ spider man crawl
-Refuse to bear weight through their legs when placed in a supported standing position

If your child demonstrates any of these aforementioned behaviors, your child may benefit from our team to help them meet their current and future motor milestones. 
Physical therapy can look very different for each individual. Depending on the concerns, the frequency of visits can range from twice per week to once per month.
Ask about our free consultation to see how we can provide you with the support, and to determine if physical therapy is appropriate for your child. 

what is pediatric physical therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy is an excellent tool to utilize for your child’s development. We provide interventions such as parent education, stretches, exercises, positioning, massage, as well as incorporating toys and equipment to enhance your child’s overall development.  

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