What is Physical Therapy?
Pediatric Physical Therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that provides services to children who have congenital, genetic, or acquired conditions that affect the child’s motor function, including positioning, sitting, functional mobility, and walking. Physical Therapists work closely with the child and his or her parents to help the child build optimal motor function for daily activities, community life, reduce severity of orthopedic complications, and reduce pain.
What are the Benefits?
Improvements in a variety of functional areas including, but not limited to:
•Gross motor skills and coordination
•Head and trunk control
•Balance and symmetry
•Relief from pain, contracture, and muscle spasms