Children can benefit from the services of a physical therapist for a variety of conditions or injuries, ranging from orthopedic sports injuries to congenital conditions that affect physical movements, mobility, and coordination. Pediatric physical therapy relies on functional interventions that are often play or game-based to incorporate effective therapy techniques into a fun interactive environment for each child. Pediatric physical therapy can begin in children as young as infants, and can encompass all ages of growth and development through childhood and into adolescence.
Common pediatric conditions treated in physical therapy:
- Orthopedic injuries such as ankle sprains, knee injuries, fracture rehabilitation after casting or splinting is complete, and others
- Post-operative rehabilitation for orthopedic or congenital conditions
- Coordination, balance, or movement disorders
- Gait training including use of assistive devices such as walkers, crutches, orthoses, and others
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Toe walking, tight heel cords
- Severs disease
- Muscular dystrophy
- Other congenital or genetic conditions that impact muscle tone, joint mobility, strength, balance, and functional activities
During your time at Meridian Physical Therapy you'll work with the same therapists every time you attend, with no PT aids you will be in the hands of a therapist every visit
Advanced hands on techniques, to loosen tight muscles joints and tissues, to reduce or eliminate pain and restore mobility.
No one-size-fits-all protocols. Exercises are selected specifically for you and advanced at an appropriate pace.