Pediatric Physical Therapy
Our Physical Therapists assess children in the areas of gross motor skills such as sitting, standing, and walking. Additionally, they assist with developing balance, coordination, endurance, gait (walking) training, posture, strength, and the use of prosthetics for the highest level of independent mobility.
Physical Therapy sessions consist of providing “hands-on” therapy to children as well as exercise activities for the parents to incorporate into the child’s daily life. Depending on the diagnosis and level of severity, patients may attend therapy for 1-2 sessions, or continue on for many months.
Does your child need Physical Therapy?
The American Physical Therapy Association has an excellent Pediatric Physical Therapy website, http://www.pediatricapta.org, and is filled with educational brochures and fact sheets. As always, if you are concerned about your child’s development, contact your pediatrician/family doctor or feel free to contact one of our physical therapists at Dymond Speech & Rehab., P.A. 919.777.0240.