In general, physical therapists are concerned with a child’s ability to participate in movement activities such as crawling, walking, running, playing games and participating in sports. PT’s use a variety of fun and therapeutic methods to engage children in activities that will improve strength, endurance, coordination, balance, flexibility, posture, body awareness and gait.
Physical therapists can also help children who rely on mobility devices learn to navigate safely in various environments and assess the need for other durable medical equipment and orthotics. Our physical therapists want to help children reach optimal independence and adequate physical functioning at home, at school, on the playground and in their communities. PT’s help teach parents how to continue their child’s care at home to help them develop even further.