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Physical Therapy

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?​

Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) are licensed health care professionals who work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching his/her maximum potential.  Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, and eases challenges with daily care giving.  As primary health care providers, PTs also promote health and wellness as they implement a wide variety of supports for children from infancy through adolescence. 

 

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Physical Therapy?

Your infant/child may benefit from physical therapy if he/she:

  • Is not meeting the expected developmental milestones during their 1st year of life​​

  • Has a strong preference to turn his/her head to one side or use one side of the body

  • Walks on the balls of his/her feet or walks in an awkward manner

  • Has difficulty keeping up with peers during play

  • Is unable to perform the same gross motor skills (i.e. hopping, jumping) as peers

  • Frequently trips/falls

  • Complains of pain during gross motor activities

  • Was injured and is no longer able to perform at prior level of function

 

Do Our PTs Have Special Training?
  • All of our PTs have a Bachelor’s or Doctorate degree from an accredited physical therapy program​

  • All of our PTs have passed the national board exam to obtain licensure

  • All of our PTs value continuing education because it allows us to provide the best care. We are able to offer a wide variety of treatment techniques based on the courses that we have attended including