The goal of our pediatric therapy program is to help children reach their functional level of independence. The program is designed for anyone 21 years of age or younger with impairments including orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and developmental conditions.
Starting a child in PT
- First, an interview is completed to identify the child’s needs
- Next, an examination & evaluation is completed of the child in the context of his/her daily routines & activities
- Parents and families have the primary role in children’s development
- Therapist collaborates with the family to implement individualized programs for each child
What we assess
- Muscle and joint function
- Strength and endurance
- Posture and balance
Common diagnoses of patients appropriate for pediatric physical therapy include, but are not limited to
- Torticollis/ Plagiocephaly
- Gait Abnormalities
- Orthopedic (fractures, soft tissue, and sports related injuries)
- Muscular weakness
Physical therapy may be indicated to further develop motor skills such as sitting, crawling, walking, or balancing. Other issues that may be addressed are a loss of range of motion, flexibility, or strength, possibly due to injury, illness, or surgery.