What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric Physical Therapy is a specialized and individualized therapy that assists children with achieving independence and movement in their homes, schools, and community environments.

Pediatric physical therapists are experts in helping children with improving their gross motor skills, coordination, strength, range of motion, balance, endurance, etc.

What makes a Physical Therapist?

Physical Therapists (PTs) are highly educated professionals, many of whom are Doctors of Physical Therapy. PTs have a thorough understanding of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular system.

PTs are recognized by consumers and other health care professionals as the practitioners of choice for individuals who have functional limitations and disabilities related to movement, function, and health. Physical therapists work with a variety of individuals throughout the lifespan in various settings such as clinics, hospitals, schools, homes, and long-term care facilities.

What makes a Physical Therapist?

What are the Benefits of Pediatric PT?

Physical Therapy has many benefits for children and their families.

Pediatric Physical Therapy has many benefits for children and their families. Pediatric PTs help children make improvements and gain independence with important functional skills like sitting, walking, running, jumping, and balance through fun, innovative activities and games. Pediatric PTs are experts at creating enjoyable yet challenging activities focused on important gross motor skill development, mobility skills, return to sport and wellness. By supporting the family and including them as an integral part of therapy and in the carryover of skills in their homes, this helps build an important reciprocal relationship between parents and PTs. Pediatric PTs focus on education, guidance, advocacy, and coordinating communication between other professionals such as orthotists, durable medical equipment vendors, physicians, occupational and speech therapists, and teachers to help children succeed to their highest potential. Pediatric Physical Therapy is beneficial for children of all ages and with a variety of physical needs and challenges.

What are the Benefits of Pediatric PT?

We Address

Autism
Cerebral Palsy
Coordination/Motor Planning
Developmental Delay
Down Syndrome
Durable Medical Equipment
Genetic Syndromes
Gross Motor Skills
Hypotonia
Intensive Therapy
Musculoskeletal Conditions
Neuromuscular Diseases
Orthopedic Injuries
Spina Bifida
Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
Vestibular Disorders

TES’ approach to pediatric physical therapy

How do we make therapy fun?

How do we make therapy fun?

Our Pediatric Physical Therapists are super creative and playful when interacting with each child and family. They create fun obstacle courses, use bubbles, puzzles, trampolines, tricycles, balls, balloons, balance beams, and so much more!

How do we work as a team?

How do we work as a team?

Our amazing team of Pediatric Physical Therapists communicate frequently and effectively in the clinic, school, or home setting my collaborating with other professionals such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, teachers, and psychologists. Our PTs increase their skills and knowledge in monthly journal clubs, team trainings, through continuing education courses, and with our specialized mentor program.

How do we include the family?

How do we include the family?

Families are essential partners in physical therapy sessions and when carrying over exercises, activities, and new skills at home. Our PTs take the time to discuss each child’s strengths, areas of need/concern, and the unique home environments that may affect skill development. Families are encouraged to participate in PT sessions by actively practicing the skills that the PTs are teaching the child which increases carryover and participation in the home and community.

FAQs About Physical Therapy

Credentials

Our Therapists' Credentials

Physical Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapy Assistants
Bachelor’s of Physical Therapy
Bachelor’s of Physical Therapy
Master’s of Physical Therapy
Master’s of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board Certified Pediatric Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Pediatric Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist
Doctor of Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctor of Rehabilitation Sciences