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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy works to restore, maintain and promote optimal physical function. PTs work to prevent the onset, symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities.  PT’s work to improve a child’s gross motor skills (everyday activities that use the body’s large muscle groups) which allow the child to reach their full functional potential and highest level of independence. Our physical therapists work to help children develop the independence and safety necessary to successfully participate in their environments.  Our goal is to make the most of each childs abilities, as opposed to focusing on their disabilities.

Who Needs Physical Therapy?

The need for physical therapy often arises as a result of a disability or congenital deficit. If you notice that your child has trouble completing age-appropriate tasks such as turning head to both sides, crawling or walking then physical therapy might be necessary. A visit to a Physical Therapist might also be in order if you notice your child is excessively clumsy, walks on toes, is regressing in current skills or not meeting developmental milestones.

Examples of areas of specialization:

  • Hydrocephalus/Microcephaly
  • Scoliosis
  • Abnormal Posture
  • ROM Limitations
  • Wheelchair Management
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Coordination Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Developmental Delay
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Toe Walking
  • Torticollis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Gait Abnormality

A physical therapy evaluation will assess, through standardized tests and clinical evaluations, the following:

  • Mobility
  • Muscle and joint function
  • Strength and endurance
  • Cardiopulmonary status
  • Posture and balance
  • Neuromotor development
  • Use of adaptive equipment
  • Developmental activities
  • Tone management
  • Orthotics and prosthetics

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