Pediatric Physical Therapy
What is it?
- A pediatric physical therapist's role is to evaluate and provide treatment for children who display delays in motor skills by helping the child develop the strength, ROM and motor control needed to perform tasks in their daily environments.
Who can benefit?
- Children dealing with any of the following conditions
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Orthopedic conditions
- Neuromuscular conditions
- Gross motor developmental conditions
- Coordination and balance training
- Difficulty with mobility
Common conditions treated:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Container Baby Syndrome
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Down Syndrome
Goals of Physical Therapy:
- Promote a child’s development
- Improve strength and endurance
- Enhance learning opportunities
- Enable independence
- Increase ability to take part in physical activities at home, school and in the community
- Reduce and manage pain
- Ease challenges with daily caregiving