What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?
As physical therapists specializing in pediatrics, we assist children in developing independence to participate in home, community, classroom and playground activities. We are concerned with children’s ability to take part in important movement activities such as crawling and walking, running, playing games, participating in sports, and in other important physical interactions with the world around them.
- Improved Gross Motor Development
- Improved Balance
- Improved Coordination
- Increased Muscular Strength & Range of Motion
- Improved Walking Pattern
- Increased Endurance
- Normalization of Muscle Tone
- Promotion of Healthy & Active Lifestyle
- Prevention of Injuries
- Maximized Independence
How We Treat
Our physical therapists provide evaluation, intervention and consultation in the following areas:
- Gross Motor Development
- Muscle Tone & Strength
- Posture & Postural Control
- Pre-Gait & Gait Training
- Locomotion Patterns
- Neuromuscular Function
- Musculo-Skeletal Conditions
- Body Alignment
- Range of Motion
- Orthopedic Injuries
Through play, pediatric physical therapists incorporate many intervention approaches such as: neurodevelopmental treatment, motor learning and motor control, strengthening and endurance training, balance and coordination to enhance the child’s capabilities and prevent deformities.
What to Expect
Every patient has a unique health history, diagnosis and personal goals. When you come for your first appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
When to Arrive
On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about an hour. We typically ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in, complete paperwork.
What to Bring
On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable).
How it Works
During your first visit, your therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care. The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.