Real Health Rehab provides Pediatric Physical Therapy At Riverwalk Village Center

 

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Children who frequently fall and have muscle sprains or strains and those who experience delays in their developmental and gross motor skills may benefit from physical therapy.

At Real Health Rehab, our pediatric physical therapy services focus on improving:

  • Balance and coordination
  • Gross motor skills
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries

Pediatric physical therapists know the profound joy of helping children and their families achieve greater happiness under challenging circumstances. Ever since their field of medicine was born during the polio epidemic of the 1920s, these therapists have relied upon an impressive array of techniques to treat musculoskeletal problems and improve the mobility of children facing numerous health conditions, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cancer
  • Scoliosis
  • Developmental delays and movement disorders resulting from premature birth

 

What is a pediatric therapist?

Career Definition for Pediatric Therapists. Pediatric therapists work to provide services for special needs children in home, outpatient, and in-patient clinical settings. Pediatric therapists may specialize in occupational therapy, physical therapy, or another specialty.

What does a physical therapist do for a child?

Physical therapists use a variety of treatments to help build strength, improve movement, and strengthen skills needed to complete daily activities. Physical therapists might guide kids through: developmental activities, such as crawling and walking. balance and coordination activities.

What is the age range for pediatric phsyical therapy?

While children are often referred as young as birth and as old as 18, there is no age limit. Since pediatric physical therapists have the most comprehensive knowledge of childhood conditions, we often have older “kids” coming back well into their 20s.