Physical Therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to help children develop the strength, mobility, and motor skills that are necessary to efficiently navigate their environments and improve their participation at home, school, and in their communities. We strive to create and carry out fun, skilled, individualized treatment plans to address your child’s specific functional needs.

The physical therapists at Functional Kids Clinic treat infants and children with a wide variety of strength and mobility concerns. These concerns may include muscular weakness, gait abnormalities (toe walking, in/out-toeing), difficulty with managing stairs, decreased coordination, balance impairments, limited range of motion, joint pain, delay in gross motor skills (rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, bike riding, ball skills), and more.

Physical therapy uses the following treatment techniques:
• Strengthening and therapeutic exercise
• Neuromotor re-education
• Coordination training and motor planning
• Balance and proprioception training
• Gait and treadmill training
• Gross motor skills development
• Neurodevelopmental treatment
• Manual therapy techniques
• Core strength and stability interventions
• Functional mobility training
• Aquatic therapy
• Kinesio taping
• McConnell taping
• Postural strength and stability training
• Range of motion, joint mobility and flexibility exercises
• Caregiver/patient education

Common medical and treatment diagnoses treated by pediatric physical therapists: developmental delay, torticollis, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, autism, concussion, sports-related injuries, pelvic health, developmental coordination disorder, hypotonia, genetic syndromes, orthopedic conditions, and a wide variety of other neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

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