Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric Physical Therapy is a specialized form of therapy that helps children with a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities along with movement dysfunctions. Children who have difficulties with movement may be born with a condition that makes it hard for them to move, or they may develop a problem after an injury or illness. We work with children of all ages, from infants to adolescents. The ultimate goal of pediatric physical therapy is to help the child reach his or her maximum potential for functional independence. In order to achieve this, our pediatric physical therapists work closely with the child and his or her family to develop an individualized treatment plan. Treatment may include a wide variety of activities, such as exercises to improve strength and flexibility, balance training, and activities to improve fine motor skills. Our therapists at Physical Therapy 1st Rehab & Wellness are also experts in the use of adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs and walkers. With the help of pediatric physical therapy, many children are able to lead active and productive lives.
Conditions treated with pediatric physical therapy vary depending on the child's age and abilities. However, some of the most common conditions include cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, and autism. In addition, pediatric physical therapy can be helpful for children who have suffered a traumatic injury or who are recovering from surgery, which may occur from participation in sports.
One of the most important benefits of pediatric physical therapy is that it can help children reach their maximum potential for functional independence. In addition, pediatric physical therapy can help improve the quality of life for children who have a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities. Some of the specific benefits that children may experience include:
- improved strength and flexibility
- improved balance and coordination
- improved motor skills
- increased independence
- improved quality of life
Call us today to schedule an evaluation for your child and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and create a specific treatment plan tailored to your needs. We look forward to working with you and your family!