Our physical therapists work to help children develop the independence and safety necessary to successfully participate in their environments. Pediatric physical therapy promotes strength, movement, improved range of motion, improved balance, and functional independence at the highest level possible. Our goal is to make the most of each child’s abilities, as opposed to focusing on their disabilities.
Professional physical therapy education and training is extensive. Areas of study include gross anatomy, advanced neuroscience, psychosocial aspects of disabilities, clinical biomechanics, motor control and movement disorders, neuromuscular pathology and treatment, prosthetics and orthotics, and cardiopulmonary rehab. Physical therapy education programs are offered at two degree levels: doctoral and master’s. In addition to advanced educational training, physical therapists complete specialized clinical rotations and are required to pass a national licensure examination.
Two specific conditions for which our physical therapists provide treatment to infants are torticollis and plagiocephaly (For more information, see related file below).
Because of their passion for children, our physical therapists have chosen to specialize in pediatrics. Primary diagnoses and treatments include the following:
- Gross Motor Development
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Genetic syndromes
- Visual Impairment
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Sports Medicine and orthopedics
- Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
- Adaptive Equipment
- Wheelchair Positioning and Mobility
- Motor Learning
- Motor Control
- Pre-gait and Gait Training