Pediatric physical therapists help children who struggle with body function deficits including strength, balance, & coordination. Our physical therapists conduct comprehensive evaluations to help identify areas of need within these domains and develop dynamic treatment plans to promote functional outcomes. They help children problem-solve physical limitations, promote adaptability, and maximize their potential. Our PTs work on a variety of skills, including but not limited to:
Benefits of Physical Therapy include:
We use a variety of treatment tools to achieve the highest therapy potential.
The therapist carefully provides the degree of sensory input activities that are enjoyable and challenging for the patient. In addition, the natural environment we provide motivates the patient to actively participate, allowing new posture and movement strategies.
Walkers and gait trainers can help the patient gain strength, confidence and coordination to be able to ambulate about their home environment more easily.
We also offer equine movement as a treatment tool. The three-dimensional movement of a horse provides a repetitive pattern of movement to the patient's body similar to the pattern of normal human walking. For some patients, just the promise of giving a horse a carrot after their session is motivation enough to push themselves to do their best!
Physical Therapy also provides: