What is pediatric physical therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy is a special form of physical therapy, provided by clinicians who have specific training in this area. It demonstrates knowledge from several different areas of practice which tend to be mainly neurological, orthopedic and developmental. Unlike adults, young children probably won’t understand why they’re in therapy. ATI Physical Therapy says that play, family involvement, and one-on-one care are essential tools for success.

Pediatric therapy can be classified as a range of different scenarios such as ADHD, PDD, Autism, Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, genetic disorders or anxiety disorders. Taking your child to pediatric therapy can help to improve the lives and daily function if they suffer from an injury or congenital condition. A pediatric therapist will work with your child as well as you and your family to help assist your child to reach their maximum potential to function independently. Also, to promote active participation at home, in school, and in the community. Pediatric patients range from infants in the ICU to healthy teen athletes. Ranging specifically 0 to 18 years of age. Sometimes even young adults with childhood disorders.

Pediatric therapists practice in hospitals, outpatient clinics, home-care, schools, daycare centers, and many other places. Overall, one of the many benefits of practicing at TLC Physical Therapy is the joy of helping children and their families achieve their greatest abilities under challenging circumstances. Tracy can evaluate your problem and design an individualized program of care to improve your function and enable you to manage your symptoms more effectively. Call us today to schedule an appointment.