Physical therapy examines movement, that is, how our muscles move our bodies. Abnormal muscle activity may lead to developmental delays or movement disorders. Our physical therapists use a multi-faceted approach to therapy that is focused on the child’s ability to move through his or her environment so they may safely participate in activities at home, school, playground and the community.
There are many reasons why a child may need physical therapy. Some children may have orthopedic impairments and/or changes in health status such as fractures, muscle strains, ligament sprains, cardiac issues, cancer, or neurological conditions.
Babies who do not meet their developmental milestones, resulting from a variety of reasons, may need physical therapy to assist them in achieving age appropriate gross motor skills.
Some children may need short term therapy as in the case of sports injuries or fractures; while others may need therapy over a longer period of time as with a child with significant developmental delays.
Our therapists have training in traditional and leading edge theraputic techniques including:
Our physical therapy program is on a one-to-one basis. Therapy treatment and goals are made on an individual basis and established with the parents. We teach the parents exercises and/or activities to be done at home or in the community that will further enhance their child’s gross motor development.