What is pediatric physical therapy?
Our pediatric physical therapists evaluate children for gross motor skill acquisition, movement disorders, balance, coordination, strength, postural control, endurance and function, assessing their skills in our facility. Working in conjunction with the child's healthcare team, we assess orthopedic concerns, develop treatment plans to improve functional outcomes and make appropriate referrals to specialists when indicated. Implementing functionally appropriate strengthening techniques enables us to focus on improving overall strength in postural control, upper extremity/lower extremity strength and endurance for greater independence in activities of daily living. As each child grows and develops, consultations often occur between the occupational and physical therapists on our team in order to ensure that each child we see can leap to the greatest possible new levels.