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.

What are the benefits?

There is a broad spectrum of conditions that can ail children. Having your child evaluated and treated by a therapist that understands all the different stages of development in children is essential. Pediatric physical therapy helps children to successfully and independently perform gross motor skills and functional mobility skills.