Physical Therapy for the pediatric population covers a broad array of conditions from rehabilitation after an injury to treating premature babies and children with congenital or acquired conditions that effect their development. Education is also a very important part of our practice. Parental involvement with a therapy program is key to a successful outcome.
We treat a variety of conditions ranging from injuries such as sprains, strains, and fractures to congenital anomalies such as Down Syndrome and Torticollis to neurological injuries resulting in developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, and difficulties with mobility and daily functions. Every child is different and is treated so at Sensory Solutions. Every patient is given one on one treatment with a board certified Physical Therapist as well as an individualized therapy plan that includes a home exercise program for parents and caregivers to work toward reaching specific goals.
Treatment sessions will include a variety of activities depending on the child and the goals of treatment. We focus on improving a child’s function within their home and community environments. Physical therapy can help improve a child’s strength, range of motion, posture, balance, endurance and mobility skills including crawling and walking. We may also recommend orthotics to improve foot positioning and walking skills or durable medical equipment such as walkers and wheelchairs.
Some of the conditions commonly seen for physical therapy services are prematurity, torticollis, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities, hypotonia and developmental delay among others. If you have concerns regarding your child’s development, talk with your pediatrician and look for delays with gross motor milestones such as:
- Not rolling by 6 months
- Not sitting by 8-9 months
- Not creeping on hands and knees by 12 months
- Not walking by 15 months
- Unable to jump with both feet off the ground by 2 years old
- Unable to walk up and down stairs unassisted by 2½ years old
- Unable to ride a tricycle by 3 years old
If you think your child is a candidate for physical therapy, please call to make an appointment for an evaluation. We look forward to meeting you and helping your child achieve their greatest potential.
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Download our Red Flag lists for Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, or Occupational Therapy if you are still unsure if your child would benefit from therapy. If you still have questions please give us a call or set up an evaluation.
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