Physical Therapy

 

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy (PT) is recommended for children who have been injured or have movement problems due to an injury, illness or disability. PT’s are able to help strengthen muscles, gain range of motion, and improve balance and coordination; with the goal of improving mobility and function. Because we specialize in working with children from birth to 18 years of age, therapy is incorporated into play utilizing toys such as: therapy balls, various swings, and riding toys. Our goal is to help each child reach his or her fullest potential in activities at school, home, and in the community. If a child is unable to crawl or walk on their own, we can help determine what type of adapted equipment, walker or crutches will help them improve their mobility.

 

Why Physical Therapy?

Physical therapists are here to help you and your child through direct intervention and home programming. Partnering with you, our goal is to help your child reach their optimal potential to explore their environment through movement, one step at a time.

Treatment

Physical Therapists at Pediatric Therapy Services Inc are licensed by the State of Minnesota Department of Health.  Our physical therapists develop treatment sessions that meet the needs of each child, and include a variety of strengthening, stretching, coordination, and balance activities. Physical therapy is hard work yet fun at Pediatric Therapy Services!  Therapists use a combination of child directed and therapist directed approaches to target a variety of areas and diagnoses, included the following:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Down Syndrome
  • Developmental Delays
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly
  • Gross motor delays
  • Delayed walking
  • Gait abnormality
  • Muscle weakness
  • Balance problems
  • Coordination disorders
  • Idiopathic toe walking

Specialized Treatment

Physical Therapists at Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc have also advanced their areas of training in the following approaches:

  • Hippotherapy
  • Pediatric Kinesiotaping
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Post Concussion/Neurotrauma
  • Pediatric Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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