Types of Treatment
Our pediatric therapists at Preferred Physical Therapy work with children from birth to adolescence with a variety of conditions and diagnoses.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
During an evaluation, the therapists may assess range of motion, flexibility, strength, balance, gait, posture, muscle tone and gross motor skills. Together, the family and therapist determine functional and reasonable goals.
Our physical therapists have years of experience working with children. They address large motor skills such as rolling, crawling, sitting and walking. They work with children recovering from orthopedic and sports injuries as well as children recovering from a surgery or accident. Children identified as having coordination and balance issues can often see huge improvements through physical therapy. Our therapists have tremendous success working with infants who suffer from Torticollis, which is a tightening in the neck.
Common Treated Conditions Include:
- Sports Injuries
- Orthopedic Conditions (fractures, musculoskeletal conditions and sports related injuries)
- Developmental Delays
- Osgood Schlatters
- Pes Planus
- Erb’s Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Abnormal Gait
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Occupational Therapy focuses on children in their environment. Play is often used to improve sensory motor skills, which allow children to receive better input from the environment. Improving play skills will in turn improve learning skills. During an occupational therapy session, the therapist will focus on issues dealing with body coordination and the vestibular system, which is responsible for equilibrium and balance.
Common Conditions Treated Include:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Neurological Impairments
- Down Syndrome
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Chromosomal Deletions
- Developmental Delays
- Visual Impairments
- Genetic Abnormalities
Get Better and Stay Better
If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer. Schedule an appointment with one of our caring physical therapists today.
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Here’s what some of our patients had to say
“I feel very comfortable with the wonderful care and attention provided from all of your representatives, especially from my therapist, Josh.” – Rose
“Truly care about the health of their patients. Always have a smile and treat each person with pride and kindness.” – Patricia
“I felt welcomed and valued as a patient.” – Shaina R.
“Excellent staff, timing is always right on, no waiting, very knowledgeable staff and professional. Won’t go anywhere else but this location. Thank you all of you!” – Elizabeth W.
“Everyone there is so friendly and kind! Especially my therapist Becky! She feels like my friend. On top of that, she is good at what she does.” – Ada B.
“Therapists are very attentive to the needs of their patients. Extra care is taken to ensure a healthy and safe environment for professional health that monitors and progresses the ability of the patient.” – Mark Y.
“Quality communication and explanation so you understand the interventions and exercises.” – Rachel G.
“The therapy I received addressed the problems that I was having and provided a set of exercises to continue at home.” – John P.
My pain was very great when I started therapy. The staff was helped me work through the pain. I am thankful my balance has greatly improved and swelling and pain is almost gone completely. I’m thankful I can walk again. Very positive experience for me.
When I came in for my first visit a few days after my surgery my knee bend was only 85º. Now at my last visit my bend is 115º! I am doing stairs almost normally, it is awesome! I am using my stationary bike at home just like I did before.