What is Physical Therapy?
Pediatric Physical Therapists work with children and their families to improve strength, balance, and endurance to help them reach their maximum potential to function independently and foster participation at home, school, and in the community. Physical Therapists use the process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention to help promote healthy movement.
What makes Pediatric Physical Therapy unique?
The pediatric physical therapists at Seashore PTC, combine their knowledge of normal child development with their expertise in restoring motion to create a personalized plan for each child to help them reach their goals. They understand a wide variety of limitations, disabilities, and developmental delays and how they may subsequently effect normal neuromuscular development in a child. These PT’s specialize in helping the child and their families overcome the limitations, helping them reach their full potential.
When can Physical Therapy help?
A child who exhibits abnormal movement patterns including being unable to hold their head up, or holds it tilted to one side, does not crawl or walk, has stiff arms or legs, walks on their toes, has weak muscles, has poor balance, or is not reaching developmental milestones can benefit from physical therapy. Whether these limitations arise from delayed motor skill development, a traumatic injury, or a disease process or disorder, the physical therapists will help your child overcome them.
Why Seashore Physical Therapy?
Our physical therapists will address the family’s concerns and provide education for parents, siblings, and care-givers. They may address positioning during daily routines and activities, using equipment effectively, facilitate safety for the home and community so that your child’s gains inside the office span long after their appointment.
The PT’s fun and engaging approach will help your child gain strength, increase their range of motion, improve their balance and coordination, and stimulate normal development without making it feel like a chore. The PT’s use creative and innovative methods adapted to your child’s specific needs to reach their goals.
Who can benefit from PT?
Our physical therapists treat children with a variety of abilities. We enjoy working with any child who needs support to meet his or her full potential. Pediatric Physical Therapy is recommended for children with:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Gross Motor Delay
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Orthopedic Conditions
- Genetic Syndromes including Downes Syndrome
- Developmental Delays
- Erb’s Palsy
- Clubfoot, Dropfoot, or Toe-walking