What is a Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children to improve strength, balance, and endurance.  They work on functional activities such as rolling, walking, standing, and stair climbing.  Physical therapists help strengthen the muscles and the body as a whole, improve range of motion, and improve gait.  They rehabilitate after surgery, injury such as a fracture, and help to maximize functional ability in developmental delay.

Pediatric physical therapists bring together the understanding of normal child development with an ongoing evaluation of where an individual child stands in comparison, and then facilitate maximizing their functional and developmental status.

Physical therapists are the experts at restoring and improving motion, which is necessary for your child to interact with his or her environment and peers.  Motion is necessary at home, at school, and at play.  Motion is necessary for normal development, for health, and for independence.

Pediatric physical therapists treat conditions such as:  cerebral palsy, difficulty walking, gross motor delay, low muscle tone, toe walking, and Torticollis, to name a few.

These are the experts at helping your child to move