Pediatric Physical Therapy optimizes quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Physical Therapists teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. By using their expertise in movement, Physical Therapists can apply clinical reasoning through the process of evaluation, examination, diagnosis, and intervention.
Our Pediatric Physical Therapists examine each child and work in collaboration with a child’s Pediatrician and their family to provide services aimed at promoting a child’s ability to function independently and participate actively in home, school, and community environments.
The role of our physical therapy is to help children who have difficulty with functional movement, poor balance, and challenges moving through their environment successfully. Special need children commonly have low muscle tone, some have poor balance, others may not be well-coordinated, and still others may have a combination of all of the above. These are all areas that our physical therapist can address. After an assessment, the physical therapist will design and implement a program that will help to improve the individual child’s areas of need and increase overall function and participation
The goal is to promote independence, increase participation, facilitate motor development and function, improve strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving.