Pediatric Physical TherapyHelping children reach their full potential
Physical Therapy is the remediation of impairments and functional limitations to promote mobility and improve motor performance, alleviate movement dysfunction or pain, and improve quality of life through a process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and procedural interventions. Interventions are individualized based on the purposeful and skilled interaction between the patient/client and includes communication, documentation, and patient/client related education and instruction.
The Physical Therapist will select and administer specific tests and measures. Through a clinical reasoning process, the therapist will establish a plan of care, select interventions, predict optimal outcomes and recommend adjunctive services (if necessary) to improve activities of daily living and increase participation in home, school and community.
The Scope of Practice includes but is not limited to early intervention for:
- Developmental Delay of Gross and Fine Motor Skill Acquisition
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Gait Disturbances (delayed walking, gait deviations including persistent toe- walking)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Early Intervention for GMFCS I-III
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders/Delay in Play Skills
- Neuromuscular Disease
- CIMT/HABIT Treatment, Program Planning and Follow-up