Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy focuses predominantly on the motor skills of your child. It is the therapy designed to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability to your child. It encompasses any area that may affect, standing, reaching, walking, balance and any range of motion. It involves physical interaction between the child and therapist. Some treatments may range from, therapeutic exercises, counseling, provision of aids or appliances, spinal or extremity manipulation. The goal once again is to help your child gain independence on a physical level.

The difference between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.

This therapy focuses on treating your child to help them move their bodies better so they may learn to do normal functions. Physical Therapists are trained to know how the body should move and how they can improve movement in children who are disabled through injury or physical disability. They achieve this through stretching, strengthing and special exercises that help weakened muscles. They may engage kid’s motor skills and learning skills with toys, slides and swings or use a pediatric gym to make the hard work it takes to gain strength in these muscles more enjoyable.