Pediatric physical therapists work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently. Treatment is focused on enhancing core stability, extremity function, and gross motor ability. Our therapists create individualized therapeutic programs based on evaluation and evidence-based practice and work with family members to support them in the child’s development. Treatments may include motor control and motor learning, neurodevelopmental treatment, manual therapy, strengthening, taping techniques, gait training and aquatic therapy, delivered through play and activities designed to stimulate your child. Physical therapy goals also help children with achieving developmental milestones such as sitting, standing, crawling, and walking.
Common conditions treated include:
- Developmental delays
- Coordination/balance disorders
- Surgeries or traumas
- Neurological impairments
- Hip disorders/developmental dysplasia of the hip/transient synovitis/juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Idiopathic toe walking
- Orthopedic conditions/sports injuries
Pediatric Physical Therapy and the Role of the Parent
As the child’s parent or primary caretaker, you will actively participate in their physical therapy program by communicating daily with the pediatric physical therapist. You’ll learn how physical therapy techniques facilitate your child’s developmental progress. You’ll also learn how to adapt certain toys to enhance your child’s therapy needs, use therapeutic equipment correctly and provide the PPT with pertinent information about your child’s mental and physical health.
Evaluating Your Child
At Drayer Physical Therapy Institute©, your child will receive a comprehensive evaluation by an experienced pediatric physical therapists to establish parameters for developing a progressive physical therapy program. During all phases of treatment, your participation and input is greatly appreciated and desired by your child’s pediatric physical therapist.
If you think your child could benefit from pediatric physical therapy, please give us a call today at 1-855-5DRAYER to schedule a consultation.
* Please Note: Not all locations treat all ages of pediatric patients.