Physical Therapy

PT: Physical Therapy

Physical therapy services  are provided by experienced, dedicated, passionate physical therapists, who consider it a responsibility and privilege to specialize in growth and development of children and the education of the families as a whole.

Pediatric physical therapists work to help children reach their maximum potential for functional independence. We do this through examination, evaluation, promotion of health and wellness, and implementation of a wide variety of interventions and supports. Pediatric physical therapists support children from infancy through adolescence and collaborate with their families and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists. We promote the participation of children in daily activities and routines in the home, school, and community.

Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation in community, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength, enhances learning opportunities,eases care giving, and gets kids back to their pre-injury state .

Physical Therapists  use evidence-based practice to provide any of the following services to a child:

  • Developmental activities
  • Strengthening
  • Movement and mobility
  • Tone management
  • Motor learning
  • Balance and coordination
  • Recreation, play, and leisure
  • Adaptation of daily care activities and routines
  • Equipment design, fabrication, and fitting
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Cardiopulmonary endurance
  • Safety and prevention programs
  • Use of assistive technology

 

Diagnoses Commonly Treated by Physical Therapists at PTC Include:

  • Developmental delay
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Prematurity
  • Gross motor deficits
  • Torticollis
  • Neurological impairment
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hemiplegia
  • Spina Bifida
  • Orthopedic disorders or injury
  • Genetic disorders
  • Vision impairments
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Sports injuries
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Sensory dysfunction

 

 

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