Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy doesn’t have an age limit; it can be a helpful tool for people of all ages. Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center of Lanham, Maryland offers pediatric physical therapy. Take control of your child’s health today, and help them become more independent and avoid costly surgeries! 

Who can pediatric physical therapy help? 

Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center of Lanham offers customized rehabilitative care for children with a range of needs and diagnoses, including, but not limited to: 

  • Bone disorders
  • Brachial plexus
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chronic pain
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Pediatric stroke
  • Plagiocephaly and torticollis
  • Spina bifida

If one of these descriptions comes close to what your child is experiencing, then now is the time to take action and see a movement expert at Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center of Lanham.

Benefits of pediatric physical therapy

Pediatric physical therapy is beneficial for parents and their children. Parents can gain a sense of security knowing that their child is on the correct path to develop healthily, while children can learn crucial skills to achieve positive mental and physical well-being. 

Pediatric physical therapy can help children: 

  • Successfully and independently perform gross motor skills and functional mobility skills
    • Gross motor skill development involves the large muscles in the arms, legs, and torso. Examples of gross motor activities include: running, throwing, and lifting. 
    • Functional mobility skills describe a person's ability to move around in their environment. Examples include: crawling, walking, navigating up and down the stairs, and getting in and out of a car or chair. 
  • Achieve a higher sense of self-esteem and confidence
  • Address any muscle imbalance or weakness
  • Recover from injury or illness
  • Improve flexibility, range of motion, and mobility 

Pediatric physical therapy at Fyzical in Lanham 

Our team of physical therapists are dedicated to providing families and patients with the best care and up-to-date education on physical therapy practices. 

While every initial pediatric physical therapy evaluation assesses range of motion, strength, and balance, the treatment plan is unique to your child's needs. Often, it’s related to specific things that your child has interests in. This makes it fun for them and almost seems like playing instead of therapy. 

Pediatric physical therapy treatment plans at Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center of Lanham, Maryland may include: 

  • Balance and coordination activities for better fine muscle control
  • Strength training and flexibility exercises
  • Heat/cold therapy to improve circulation around an injury
  • Technical instruction to improve form and posture and avoid future injuries

Also, a note for caregivers and parents: our team likes to get you involved, too! We teach you how to stretch, get your child into a functional position to play, and even how to help improve their balance in sitting and standing. This helps you understand how to apply the exercises outside of the clinic and ensure your child keeps up with a healthy regime in line with their goals. 

Get started with pediatric physical therapy 

Being a private-owned facility, Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center of Lanham offers one-on-one sessions to devote 100% attention to you and your child. Set your child up for success and book a consultation today with Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center of Lanham, Maryland. Call 301-220-2316 or fill out our form online