Pediatric physical therapy promotes a child’s independence by working on muscle strength, posture, motor skills, coordination and mobility. THERAPY 2000’s highly trained pediatric physical therapists help a child reach their full potential by working with the child and their family to implement an individualized pediatric physical therapy program.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, “Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving.”
Pediatric physical therapists are specially trained to work with children with a variety of movement and neurological disorders. These include cerebral palsy, down syndrome, developmental delay, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, torticollis, brachial plexus injury and much more. Pediatric physical therapists work on functional skills to help children with these conditions increase their independence and participation within their home and community.
Pediatric Physical Therapy works on:
Gross motor skills
Locomotor skills (running, hopping, skipping, jumping),
Play skills (kicking, hitting, batting balls & interaction with other age appropriate toys)