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Children can have injuries too, or sometimes, they just aren't learning how to walk as quickly as their peers. Early intervention can help kids to grow up healthy and not fall behind.

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Conditions Treated

  • Plagiocephaly - flat spots on the head

  • Torticollis

  • Developmental delay in sitting, walking, etc.

  • Toe walking

  • Potty training problems

  • Bed wetting

  • Constipation

  • Growing pains

  • Orthopedic injuries

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Migraine headaches

Birth to 3 years old

Sometimes little ones need some extra care to grow and develop normally.

  • Torticollis

  • Plagiocephaly - flat spots on the head

  • Poor tolerance for tummy time

  • Genetic disorders

  • Delay in sitting (later than 9 months)

  • Delay in walking (later than 15 months)

  • Toe walking (persisting beyond age 3)

Pediatric Chronic Pain

While pain is more common amongst older adults, children can experience it too. Sadly this is not always taken seriously by healthcare providers. If you are concerned your child is more than just "whiny", or a "drama queen", then physical therapy may be able to help.

  • Unexplained "growing pains"

  • Juvenile Fibromyalgia

  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Migraine headaches

What to Expect

Pediatric physical therapy looks different than working with adults. Evaluation of your child's motor skills and treatment of their limitations are performed through carefully selected play exercises. Parents are required to be present for their child's session and will be taught play exercises to work on with their children at home to facilitate development of age-appropriate motor skills. It may or may not be helpful to include siblings in the exercise games. Your therapist may ask for siblings to be involved during therapy or ask that they are not present for therapy depending on your child's needs.


Orthopedic Injuries

Children can have orthopedic injuries from falls and accidents just like adults. Physical therapy can help kids recover from:

  • Broken bones

  • Ligament sprains

  • Joint dislocations

  • Overuse injuries

  • Sports injuries

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A young girl smiling with a donut stack toy
A father playing with his daughter
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