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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a specialty area of healthcare that focuses on limitations in functional mobility. Physical Therapy can be beneficial for people across all lifestages, all activity levels, and all general health conditions. 

Physical Therapy includes the evaluation, assessment and treatment of individuals who may be experiencing limitations in their mobility due to injury, illness, impairments, surgeries, etc. It is also for those who may be wanting to prevent injury, such as athletes, or those looking to maintain healthy muscle and bone function throughout life. 

For example, a toddler who isn't reaching regular developmental milestones, an athlete who just injured themselves, or your child needs to make progress in motor skill development, can all benefit from physical therapy. 

Our Pediatric Physical Therapy Services are:

  • Orthopedic Rehab
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Sports Injuries
  • Brain, nerve & spine disorders
  • Genetic disorders
  • Weakness and imbalances
  • Developmental Delays
  • Sprains, strains, fractures
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Scoliosis

We specialize in treating: 

Neurological & Movement Disorders: conditions that arise in the brain from either brain injury, medication, autoimmune disease, infection or genetic disease which causes a child to move too much or too little. They often result in a repetitive extra movement or sound, involve a shaking tremor, stiffened posture of the muscles, or difficulties with balance and coordination.  Common conditions include:

  • Ataxia
  • Dystonia
  • Myoclonus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Tourette Syndrome and Tics
  • Tremor

Pediatric Developmental Disorders/Disabilities (PDD): consist of a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. Common conditions include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delays
  • Genetic conditions (Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disroders)
  • Hearing loss
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language and Speech Disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Vision impairments

Orthopedic & Musculoskeletal Conditions: consist of problems with children's bones, muscles, and joints.  Common conditions include:

  • Back Pain
  • Congenital Limb Differences/Limb Length Inequality
  • Foot Deformities (club foot)
  • Fracture and Trauma
  • Generalized impaired strength, motor control, flexibility, endurance, joint motion, and posture
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • In-toeing
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Ligament Injuries (ACL, MCL, etc)
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Out-Toeing
  • Scoliosis & Spine Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Sports-Related Injruies
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Torticollis
  • Special interests also include: wheelchair/seating and mobility

Neuromuscular Disorders: conditions that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves.  Common conditions include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Congenital anomalies of the brain and spinal cord
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
  • Spina Bifida/Myelomeningocele
  • Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis
  • Tumors of the brain and spinal cord
  • Special interests also include: concussion, headache/migraine, metabolic diseases affecting the nervous system and brain malformations.

Coordination and Balance/Vestibular Disorders: all kids, especially toddlers, will stumble and fall. But your child may have a balance or vestibular problem if you notice a regular pattern of issues like dizziness, blurred vision, clumsiness and frequent falls. Common neurological (nervous system), auditory (hearing) and vestibular (balance) conditions include:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo of Childhood/BPV
  • Central Vestibular Disorders
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Ménièr's Disease
  • Neuritis/Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Ototoxicity
  • Peripheral Vestibular Disorders
  • Systemic Disorders
  • Vascular Disorders

If you're curious if your child might benefit from our physical therapy services, give us a call or speak to your doctor! We accept all private insurance, and private pay.