PEDIATRIC THERAPY

Our physical therapists treat a wide age range of patients from newborn and pre-mature infants through adolescents and adults. Children can benefit from physical therapy in many ways. Pediatric physical therapy focuses on improving muscle strength and function, facilitating motor development, and improving fitness and overall wellness. The goals of our physical therapists are to help children of all ages become as functionally independent as possible and to allow them to participate in daily activities and routines in their home, school and community by addressing physical challenges. Therapists perform evaluations, plan and implement treatment strategies and developmentally appropriate activities, identify and recommend appropriate assistive devices and other equipment, and create solutions for barriers that limit interaction with their environment.
 


 A wide range of services are provided for children and teens with conditions that include:
 

  • Lip and tongue tie

  • Developmental delay

  • Low muscle tone

  • Torticollis

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Fractures, strains and sprains

  • Congenital anomalies 

  • Athletic Injuries                                                                                                   

  • Development of gross motor skills

  • Coordination

  • Strength

  • Endurance

  • Range of motion

  • Balance

  • Flexibility

  • Aerobic Capacity

  • Neurological development

  • Self-help strategies

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Body awareness

  • Environmental modifications

  • Parent and family education


Our therapists have many “tools” available to help your child be the best they can be, including: 

     

  • Individualized exercise programs to address strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity

  • Equipment and orthotic evaluations (walkers, wheelchairs, AFOs, etc.)

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Manual therapy

  • Myofascial release

  • Body awareness

  • CranioSacral Therapy 
     

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