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.
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 PT 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 PT 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.
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 address your child’s specific needs and goals.