A pediatric physical therapist will help children master their gross motor skills and order durable medical equipment including specialized seating and wheelchairs.
They may work with infants to young adults that have cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delays, torticollis, flat feet, toeing in or out, spina bifida, and much more.
*Gross Motor Skills = Rolling, Crawling, Holding their head up, Sitting Standing, Walking, Jumping, Skipping, Riding a Bike, Balancing, etc.
Physical therapists evaluate clients for:
- Range of motion
- Gross motor development
- Developmental Delays
- Orthotic needs
Once the limitations are defined a therapist may use the following treatment modalities and techniques:
- Electrical stimulation
- Range of motion
- Neurodevelopmental exercises
- Therapeutic exercises
- Aquatic exercises
- Gait training
- Balance and coordination training
- Kinesio taping
- Interactive Metronome
- Aquatic Therapy
If you’ve asked yourself questions like:
- Have you noticed your infant’s head is tilted to one side?
- Does your child walk on their toes?
- Does your child have flat feet or walk with their toes pointed in or pointed out?
- Has your doctor recommended PT for your child?
- What is pediatric physical therapy all about?
- Do they need durable medical equipment like a wheelchair, or gait trainer?
Take our Interactive Online Developmental Checklist Screener and get some immediate answers to your concerns. Let our experts help your child with the crucial role that movement plays in development.
Our motto is “We Make Therapy Fun” because we can creatively enhance your child’s development in all areas.
Check out our YouTube videos on our Resource page for ideas to help your child.
Here is a link to: PT Games with Household Items — https://youtu.be/Dm0hNn9ZPHs
We are open & here to help! You can either schedule appointment in one of our 4 clinics or for telehealth. Not sure where to start? Call our central office at 248-684-9610 and talk to one of our Patient Advocates about an appointment or if you want to schedule a phone screening with a therapist.