Pediatric Physical Therapy

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric physical therapists help promote independence with mobility and gross motor skills by working closely with both the children and parents to help improve carryover of skills into the home, community, and school environments.

We evaluate and treat children with a variety of commonly seen pediatric diagnoses, such as:

  • Atypical running or gait pattern
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Health and Wellness
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Low or High Muscle Tone
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal pain and disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Pain and chronic pain conditions
  • Pre or Post-Surgical conditions
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports physicals
  • Toe Walking
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly

Pediatric physical therapists provide individualized skilled interventions in a play-based fashion for children birth to 18 years of age. Interventions can include, but are not limited to:

  • Strengthening
  • Flexibility
  • Endurance
  • balance
  • coordination
  • postural control
  • motor planning
  • body awareness
  • gait training
  • patient / caregiver education

At Pediatric Achievements, physical therapists work closely with and collaborate with other disciplines and healthcare professionals to make sure your child receives the most comprehensive care!