What Is Physical Therapy?
Pediatric Physical Therapy can help children improve their range of motion, strength, flexibility and movement patterns. Physical Therapy helps children who have been injured or who have a physical disability so that they can move their bodies better. The main goal is to work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and promote active participation in home, school and community settings.
What Are The Signs That My Child Needs Feeding Therapy?
Every child develops at a different pace. However, if you start to have concerns regarding your child’s physical mannerisms or development, you should discuss the option of physical therapy with your pediatrician. Some signs to look out for include:
- Your baby is unable to lift his/her head up after 3 months of age
- Your baby/child is not walking after 15 months of age
- Poor coordination and balance when running; frequently falling
- Poor posture or ability to sit up straight, especially while sitting on the floor
- Your child regularly walks on his/her toes
What Happens During A Physical Therapy Session?
Since most kids learn by playing, physical therapists will use a wide variety toys during sessions to strengthen your child’s muscles and teach them to do new things. The therapist will teach you and your child new stretches and exercises to practice at home. In addition, our facility has a full equipped pediatric therapy gym that will make the entire experience fun and enjoyable for your child.