You may think of physical therapy as being reserved for athletes who have injured themselves or for adults recovering from surgery, or for seniors who need more strength and balance to lessen their risk of falling. But wait! Sometimes, children and even babies need physical therapy, too. For a child with an injury or delay in development, simple tasks like climbing stairs or picking up their bottle can be a real challenge.
If your child is under 18 and needs physical therapy, visit the office of Therapeutics Unlimited. Our skilled and gentle professionals are specialists in pediatric physical therapy (PT) and work with children for a variety of different reasons, including bone/muscle issues, sports-related injuries, or genetic, brain, spine, or nerve disorders.
How we can help:
Our pediatric PTs can help your child improve his or her range of motion, strength, flexibility, and movement patterns. Our goal is to help all children move their bodies how and when they want to the best of their abilities.
For the most part, we want our pediatric physical therapy sessions to look and feel like play. We engage kids with fun, age-appropriate games and activities to keep them motivated and happy. Physical therapy helps improve gross motor skills (like walking and throwing) by encouraging kids to do things like:
- Play on large exercise balls to build strength
- Run/hop around to improve their coordination
- Balance on a balance beam
- Stand on one foot
Committed to your child’s good health
At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled physical therapy care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.