Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Armor Physical Therapy KidsPediatric physical therapy is a specialized practice of physical therapy focused on helping children reach their maximum potential in regards to function, development, and independence.

Armor Physical Therapy for Kids

In addition to more conventional physical therapy (orthopedic), which deals primarily with musculoskelatal conditions and injuries, pediatric physical therapists at Armor Physical Therapy Kids are also educated and experienced in assessing and treating a wide array of congenital and developmental conditions.

The main role of pediatric physical therapists is to work with children and their families to assist in the development of gross motor skills, strength, range of motion, and movement patterns required for a child to interact and thrive within their environment. Every child is unique and receives individualized care based on his or her specific needs, level of development, and environment.

Techniques Used:

Manual Therapy: hands-on or tool-assisted techniques to improve soft tissue mobility and flexibility, and joint mobility to decrease pain, reduce tension, and optimize range of motion.

Neuromuscular Re-education: Exercise focused on muscular activation to improve balance, manage tone, and facilitate movement patterns for increased stability throughout the body.

Functional Exercises: Centered around functional “play”, these exercises are based on the child’s individual level of development, goals, and environment to help them thrive and participate at home, school, and in their community.

Developmental Exercises: Activities to assist in development of gross motor skills and milestones to help maximize a child’s full movement potential.

Adaptive Equipment: Pediatric physical therapists are able to assess and recognize the need for appropriate additional equipment, such as orthotics, prosthetics, seating systems, and other adaptive equipment. The PT will give recommendations and instruct the patient and family on how to properly use the equipment.

Conditions We Can Treat With Pediatric Physical Therapy

  • Acute and Chronic Orthopedic Injuries
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delays
  • Gross Motor Development
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Post-Concussion
  • Sensory Integration Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Toe Walking
  • Torticollis

Getting Treatment

A trained physical therapist can help you find relief for your child from a variety of conditions. Contact us at Battle Creek, Holland, KalamazooMattawanPlainwellE. Kalamazoo, Richland, Schoolcraft & Portage, MI centers to set up a one-on-one consultation and full evaluation of your symptoms.

Currently, Armor PT Kids is only offered at the Schoolcraft location. Pediatric patients with orthopedic injuries can be treated at any of our nine clinics.

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