Pediatric Physical Therapy Program

Pediatric Physical Therapy Program

The physical therapists at Children’s Health are nationally certified to provide inpatient and outpatient services for any child facing limits to their mobility, communication and overall ability to connect with the world around them.

At Children’s Health℠, we provide innovative, specialty care in a child-friendly environment. Our tried-and-true, cutting-edge methods have helped hundreds of thousands of children. Most of our pediatric physical therapists have been working in the field for over a decade, treating about 20 children each day.

We’ll tailor your child’s physical therapy program to their individual needs and goals. We’ll also partner with the occupational therapy, trauma and injury prevention teams to provide comprehensive care to address all the physical challenges your child faces.

Children’s Health is committed to relieving pain, preventing future injuries and improving your child’s ability to move, play and grow. Our pediatric physical therapists have specialized training in managing injuries to help prevent or delay the need for surgery.

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Conditions We Treat

  • Amputation of Upper or Lower Extremity
  • Balance deficits
  • Brain Tumor
  • Bone Tumors
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident
  • Children who are trach and ventilator dependent
  • Congenital Limb Discrepancy and Acquired Amputations
  • Contracture Management
  • Equipment Evaluations
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Non-Healing or Poorly Healing Wounds
  • Orthopedic Injury
  • Posture deficits
  • Sensory Integration/Sensory Motor Deficits
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Extremity Injuries
  • Vestibular deficits
  • Visual/Motor/Perceptual Development

Our Programs

  • Outpatient physical therapy
  • In-patient feeding
  • In-patient rehab
  • In-patient pulmonary program

Treatments and Services

  • Adaptive Equipment Evaluation (Walkers, Standing Frames, Wheelchairs)
  • Balance and Coordination Exercises
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Gait Training
  • Hydrotherapy and Wound Care
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • Lower Extremity Splinting and Serial Casting
  • Robotic Assisted Gait Training
  • Strengthening and Conditioning Exercises
  • Thermal modalities

Getting children moving

For children who have been injured or have movement problems from a disease or disability, physical therapy helps them improve their:

  • Motor skills
  • Balance and coordination
  • Strength, range of motion and endurance
  • Cognitive and sensory skills

Physical therapy can benefit children who experience or are living with:

  • Injuries from sports or accidents, including fractures, trauma and head injuries
  • Delays in developmental milestones, such as walking
  • Genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome
  • Neurological and neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy
  • Congenital (present at birth) disorders such as spina bifida
  • Recovery from surgery

Your child might have physical therapy along with other rehabilitation services, such as occupational therapy or speech therapy. Learn more about all our rehabilitation and therapy services.

Experts in the unique needs of babies and toddlers

Babies and toddlers have different needs than older children and teens. Pediatric physical therapy programs for younger children and infants are usually designed to help your child meet major milestones such as crawling, walking and running. Our team also works with infants and toddlers who need help with feeding, helping them learn to eat independently or use their feeding tube more comfortably.

We understand that the issues your baby or toddler faces may affect your ability to bond with them. That’s why our team prioritizes your family’s individual needs and goals to help bolster progress. We have seen physical therapy remove obstacles to the parent-child bond, and we look forward to helping your family.

We partner with your family

No matter your child’s age, injury or illness, you are an essential part of their progress. Whether your child is recovering from an injury or managing a chronic condition, we show you how to work with your child between appointments so they can progress more quickly.

We will also help you build the confidence and skills you need to support your child’s well-being. It’s our privilege to help you understand what’s happening with your child, what you can do about it and how to measure their progress.

We involve your family and your child in the goal-setting process so that your child’s plan remains focused on helping your family heal as a unit.

Equipment and expertise for children

At Children’s Healthy, your child will have access to top-of-the-line equipment that is designed and sized for children. Our team of experts has specialized training in using this equipment, which can help your child feel comfortable during therapy. Our advanced equipment and team expertise help provide the best possible results for your child.