What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

At Pediatric Therapy Clinic, our physical therapists (sometimes called PT’s) help kids to gain strength, improve motor skills and increase their range of motion. Especially for young children, physical therapy can often take the form of play to help them remain engaged in the process. The goal is to help your child become more independent and enjoy a greater quality of life.

The physical therapist your child will work with will develop a plan based on his or her abilities. This plan will also take into consideration any needed services, such as occupational therapy.

What Role Does the Family Play?

Parents and families play an important part in a child’s physical therapy program. Your child’s PT will talk with you about how you can best help them be successful. In addition, they can help ensure you receive the help and support you might need in your efforts.

Examples of how you can participate in your child’s physical therapy include:

  • adapting daily routines or activities
  • learning to use needed equipment effectively
  • communicating information about your child’s needs