What is pediatric physical therapy, exactly?

What is pediatric physical therapy, exactly?

Pediatric physical therapists work with children from birth to age 21 and their families to help each child reach their full potential. Pediatric PTs can help children reach greater levels of independence and encourage active participation in the home, school, and community settings.

Physical therapists are experts in movement. They assist children with developmental disabilities in developing, restoring, and improving their mobility. Through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement, pediatric physical therapy at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance in Uniontown, PA can help improve a child’s quality of life.

A few of the most common conditions treated by our therapists are:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries (fractures, strains, sprains, etc.)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders, such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, hypotonia (lax muscle tone), and hypertonia (excessive muscle tone)
  • Neurological disorders like hydrocephalus, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy.
  • Neurological injuries, including nerve damage and brain injuries
  • Behavioral disorders and conditions like Autism