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Physical Therapy

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists know the profound joy of helping children and their families achieve greater happiness under challenging circumstances. The therapist guides and individualizes a treatment regimen to improve children's motor development, strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, coordination, gait difficulties, heart and lung endurance, and delayed motor development.

What can a Physical Therapist do?
  • Evaluate the child's level of performance
  • Observe the child's home and school environment to determine how it may be modified to reach maximal independence
  • Develop a plan of treatment in coordination with other health care professionals who are treating the child
  • Teach age appropriate gross motor skills
  • Educate about stages of physical development
  • Consult with individuals involved in the child's daily life.
What can parents and families do?
  • Stay educated about the child's treatment plan
  • Be involved with your child's therapy and progress
  • Follow through with suggested activities to encourage further developmental