Would Your Child Benefit From a Physical Therapy Evaluation?
Physical therapy addresses the physical needs of the human body. We work with patients of all ages to help them improve movement, decrease falls, reach milestones, and manage pain while educating patients and families about therapeutic exercises and activities to promote overall health and healing. Your child should be seen if they have a medical diagnosis that affects their ability to move, requires them to wear leg braces, has had surgery, alters the function of their heart/lungs/muscles, or impacts their ability to play with peers around the home, on the playground, or at their school. If your child does not have a medical diagnosis, they can still be seen and may benefit from physical therapy if they trip often, walk on toes, appear clumsy or uncoordinated, or are behind on meeting developmental milestones.
If your child has any of the following, your child may benefit from physical therapy:
|Medical Diagnoses||Medical Diagnoses||Signs and Symptoms|
|Autism||Genetic Disorders||Walks on Toes|
|Brachial Plexus Injury||Hemiplegia||Frequent Falls|
|Cardiac Disorders||Juvenile Arthritis||Flattened Head Shape|
|Cystic Fibrosis||Hip Disorders||Little Arm or Leg Movement|
|Developmental Delay||Myelodysplasia||Muscles feel Weak|
|Down Syndrome||Obesity||Difficulty with Stairs|
|Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy||Burns||Poor Coordination|
|Developmental Coordination Disorder||Sport Injury||Appears Clumsy|
|Talipes Equinovarus||Spine Disorders||Muscles Abnormally Strong|
|Osteogenesis Imperfecta||Torticollis||Seems Lazy|
|Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome||Erb’s Palsy||Leans on Furniture/People|
|Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/NAS||IUGR||W Sit|
|Cancer||Stay in the NICU||Behind on Milestones|
If you would like your child evaluated by a Pediatric Physical Therapist, please call our office today!