What is pediatric therapy?
Pediatric physical therapists specialize in treating children of all ages. Because children are constantly growing, their musculoskeletal makeup differs from that of adults. During an initial evaluation, the physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation of the child’s range of motion, muscle and joint flexibility and strength, balance, mobility and feeding and oral motor function. Common conditions treated with pediatric physical therapy include gait abnormalities, torticollis, toe-walking and sports injuries.