Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists work in collaboration with children and their families to provide services aimed at promoting a child’s ability to function independently and participate actively in home, school and community environments. Physical therapists use their expertise in movement and apply clinical reasoning through the process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis and intervention. Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities and eases challenges with daily care giving.

Conditions which benefit from physical therapy include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Developmental delay
  • Coordination and balance disorders
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Tight heel cords
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Amputations
  • Torticollis
  • Musculoskeletal injuries