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