Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy addresses gross motor impairments including decreased mobility, developmental delays or movement dysfunction from disease, illness, or disability. Therapy can result in improved quality of life for children by increasing their functional mobility, range of motion, balance, postural support, strength, endurance, and decreasing pain. Physical therapy at Therapy Junction provides comprehensive assessments and referrals for orthotics, prosthetics, and adaptive equipment as needed.

Our highly trained Pediatric Physical Therapy staff has doctoral level education and extensive experience across a range of pediatric PT diagnoses. Utilizing the array of equipment in our clinic environment, our PTs have the ability to address the PT needs of the child in engaging and purposeful ways.

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Common
Diagnoses

Physical
Therapy Services

​Although not all children who require skilled physical therapy services have official medical diagnoses, here are a list of common diagnoses our Physical Therapists treat:

  • Torticollis

  • Scoliosis

  • Toe walking

  • Muscle strains/pains

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia

  • Myelomeningocele (Spina Bifida)

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)

  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD) – Duchenne’s, Bakers, Charcot Marie Tooth, Dystonic

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

  • Down Syndrome

  • Genetic abnormalities/conditions

  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA or stroke)

  • Constipation (learn more)

  • Incontinence (learn more)

​Physical Therapy services offered to address your child’s individual physical therapy needs:

  • Gait Training

  • Aquatic Physical Therapy (learn more)

  • Pelvic floor and Urotherapy (learn more)

  • Biofeedback

  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

  • Neuro-Development Treatment (NDT) strategies

  • Motor learning principles and practice

  • Gross motor milestone development

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Neuromuscular re-education

  • Manual therapy – myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, visceral mobilization

  • Wheelchair management

  • Orthotic management

  • Adaptive equipment management

 

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Your child may benefit from physical therapy intervention if they...

  • are an infant who is not meeting the expected developmental milestones during the first year of life (ie. rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking).

  • are an infant who has a strong preference for turning their head to one side with or without flattening on one side of the back of their head.

  • have a strong preference to use one side of their body.

  • walk up on the balls of their feet or walk in an atypical/awkward manner.

  • have difficulty keeping up with their peers during play.

  • are not able to perform the same gross motor tasks (ie. hopping, jumping, skipping, throwing/catching) as their peers.

  • frequently trip and fall when walking.

  • walk with their toes excessively turned out or turned in.

  • seem clumsy or uncoordinated when playing alone or with peers.

  • complain of pain when performing gross motor tasks.

  • were injured and are not able to perform at their prior level of function.