TherapyWorks specializes in treating children from birth to 21 years of age. Pediatric physical therapy is beneficial for increasing and maintaining a child’s muscle strength along with restoring and increasing their range of motion as they grow older. Our brilliant and resourceful team of physical therapists will help children restore function and achieve independence at all levels. We work to improve muscle strength, range of motion, gross motor skills, balance and coordination, functional mobility, and gait (walking).
What we help with
- Sports Injuries
- Balance and Coordination
- Cerebral Palsy
- Neurodevelopmental Treatment
- Tripping and Falling
“It’s wonderful having a physical therapist working with my son. His therapist knows his issues and where he really needs help. Both my son’s gait and stamina have improved.”
Treatments we offer
Our skilled physical therapy team can provide a full evaluation, treatment as needed, home programs, and orthotics fitting.
Individual treatment includes:
- Comprehensive Evaluations
- One-on-one treatment sessions
- Customized Therapy Goals and Exercises
- Home Programs – Therapists will establish a personalized therapy program for families to utilize at home.
- Adaptive Equipment – Therapists will assist in selecting and maintaining wheelchairs, standers, walkers, bathing equipment, and more.
When to come to us
- Not meeting gross motor milestones
- Toe-walking (after initial 2 months of independent walking)
- Pain in joints (ankles, knees, back, etc.)
- Abnormal movement patterns: crawling with one leg up, dragging a leg with walking, only using one side of their body
- Flat spot on the back of their skull (under 18 months)
- Only looking to one side and/or persistent head tilt (usually in infants)
- Arching of their back and/or arms and legs that interfere with normal movement patterns
- Flat feet or arches collapsing
- Frequent tripping or falling
- Decreased coordination or balance
What to expect
Children should wear loose, comfortable clothes so their movements aren’t restricted. We also ask that patients wear closed-toed shoes, like tennis shoes during physical therapy. A typical session length varies for each child. On average, visits with physical therapists last 30-45 minutes.
Your child’s physical therapist will most likely measure your child’s flexibility and strength. They will also analyze how a child walks and runs to help identify existing and potential problems. The physical therapist will provide instructions for a home exercise program.