Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy is a fantastic tool for children who struggle with movement. Whether this is caused by a developmental delay, disability, or recent injury, our therapists can help your child build their physical skills so they can move their body freely and safely. Not only will your child become more capable so they can enjoy their best life, but they’ll also have fun while doing it!

What Is Physical Therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy is a specialized treatment for children who struggle with movement due to a developmental delay or disability. Your child will work with a physical therapist (PT) on different activities and exercises designed to empower their ability to move their body freely. PTs can also help your child learn to use assistive devices like wheelchairs, crutches, or orthotics to ensure they can move safely and confidently.

Why Physical Therapy?

Your child’s speech skills enable them to pronounce words properly, speak without stuttering or pausing, and use their voice without strain. Children who have a speech delay may struggle with one or more of these areas. This can lead to trouble making friends and doing well in school, which is why early intervention is so important. Some common signs that could indicate a speech delay include:

How Can I Tell if My Child Needs Physical Therapy?

Your child’s language skills enable them to share their ideas, understand what others are saying to them, read, and write. Children who have a language delay may struggle with one or more of these areas. The ability to communicate is essential for success in life, which is why early intervention is so important. Your child may have a language delay if they:

Physical therapy can also help if your child struggles with movement due to a condition like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, congenital limb amputations or deficiencies, and premature birth. With routine therapy sessions, we can help your child build the skills they need to play and explore.

What Are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?

When your child participates in routine physical therapy sessions, they can experience a ton of great benefits, including improved control of their body’s movement, better ability to play with other children, stronger gross motor skills, reduced pain from chronic conditions, faster healing after an injury or surgery, reduced risk of injury, better ability to participate in social activities, improved handling of adaptive devices, and increased independence and self-confidence.

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Contact Us for More Information

Do you have any questions about our therapy services? Give us a call today at (936) 293-8800 or fill out the form below. Our staff will be happy to get you the answers you’re looking for.

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