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Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists provide specialized services and support for young people age birth - 21 with a variety of conditions. Pediatric physical therapy focuses on  maximizing a child’s motor milestones, mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and endurance. The role of a pediatric therapist is to work with the child and their family to assist each child to reach their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation at home, in school, and in the community. Play, family involvement and 1:1 sessions are important for  the child’s development. Fun and motivational factors are incorporated into functional activities to maximize the child’s growth.  There are a variety of benefits your child will receive from physical therapy including

  • Milestone acquisition

  • Efficient motor patterns

  • Greater independence

  • Higher self esteem

  • Increased range of motion and strength

  • Improved stability and balance

  • Optimal posture

  • Improved quality of life

  • Greater awareness and knowledge

  • Improved body symmetry

  • Overall improved coordination

 A list of common (but not exclusive) diagnoses include torticollis, developmental delay, developmental coordination disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, toe walking and other orthopedic or neurologic conditions. 

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