Pediatric physical therapists provide support and services for children (birth to 21 years) with developmental disabilities. Physical therapy for pediatrics is aimed at developing, restoring, and improving mobility and quality of life. Pediatric physical therapy benefits children and their families/caregivers by promoting activity and participation in everyday routines, increasing functional independence, enhancing learning opportunities, improving strength and endurance, facilitating motor development and mobility, and easing the challenges of daily caregiving. In addition to direct intervention and consultation, pediatric physical therapists promote health and fitness for children with all levels of ability and provide information to and collaborate with families and other medical, developmental, and educational specialists.
The following are health conditions commonly treated by pediatric physical therapists:
- All orthopedic conditions or injuries
- Gait and walking disorders
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Developmental delay
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Down syndrome and other genetic disorders
- Brain injury
- Pulmonary disorders
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Burns or other injuries
At Fast Track Physical Therapy, we are happy to work with you and provide a physical therapy evaluation to assess your child’s needs and develop a treatment plan that is both fun and effective!
Ellis is doing great and even started karate, which he’s obviously loving and excelling in. Thanks to all of you and everything you have done to help us each time we have been to Fast Track! A special thanks to Andy, who was so patient, awesome and creative with his therapy techniques. It’s tough to keep a 3-year-old boy engaged and motivated for an hour. Ellis still talks about “his buddy Andy.”