What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a health care specialty involved with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Pediatric PT focuses on a child’s ability to perform daily activities in the home, school and community. At Pediatric Interactions, LLC, we provide individualized physical therapy services to assist each child reach their maximum potential. Children who work with a physical therapist may have concerns with muscle weakness, reduced balance and coordination, high or low muscle tone or delayed gross motor skills. We work with children with a variety of medical diagnoses, including, but not limited to the following: developmental and gross motor delays, autism, apraxia, hypotonia, orthopedic conditions, cerebral palsy, and genetic conditions such as Down syndrome and coordination impairments.
The physical therapist evaluates the child and designs a customized program delivered via play activities to meet the child’s needs. Therapy sessions focus on each child’s unique abilities and needs to reach their highest potential. We believe family is an integral component of the process and education regarding techniques and activities to assist their child’s development is provided. Therapists also work with families to receive appropriate equipment their child may need such as strollers and orthotics.
What skills will be addressed in Physical Therapy?
- * Functional mobility such as crawling, walking and stairs
- * Strengthening and postural stability
- * Development of gross motor skills such as jumping
- * Coordination including ball skills