Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Physical_TherapyWe make pediatric therapy fun and engaging, while helping each child achieve their goals. Physical therapists children regain and improve their overall mobility. Helping Hands therapists use special pediatric equipment to maximize therapy outcomes, along with toys and play.

Physical therapists can evaluate the following skills and areas:

  • Muscle strength and coordination
  • Range of motion
  • Movement
  • Balance
  • Motor skills
  • Comfort
  • Pain
  • Posture
  • Adaptive equipment (fitting for proper wheelchair/walker, ankle/leg braces, etc.)

Physical therapy services benefit children with:

  • Developmental delays
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic disorders
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Orthopedic disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Decreased mobility
  • Lack of coordination and/or balance
  • High-risk infants
  • Burns

Examples of Pediatric Physical Therapy include:

  • Rehabilitation exercise such as stretching, strengthening and aerobic exercise
  • Thermal treatments like heat, ice and ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Patient education including home programs
  • Traction
  • Taping
  • Fitting for orthotics or braces