Pediatric Physical Therapy


Pediatric physical therapy assists in early detection of health problems and uses a wide variety of modalities to treat disorders in the pediatric population. Our physical therapists are specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Our physical therapists work with children, who range in age from newborn to 21 years old, to help them overcome movement dysfunctions related to a wide range of conditions.

Common diagnoses of patients appropriate for pediatric physical therapy include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Torticollis/ Plagiocephaly
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Orthopedic (fractures, soft tissue, and sports related injuries)
  • Muscular weakness
  • Hypotonia
  • Genetic Syndromes

Treatments focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration. Our physical therapists, with special training in pediatric medical conditions, will evaluate a patient’s specific needs and design a unique program to address functional deficits.

Treatment Options:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Caregiver/patient education
  • Functional mobility training
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Stretching/manual range of motion exercises
  • Proprioception/balance training
  • Splinting/taping techniques