What conditions can pediatric physical therapy treat?

What Conditions Can Pediatric Physical Therapy Treat?

Pediatric physical therapy is any physical therapy practice specifically designed for the unique needs of children. There can be many different reasons and conditions that children may need to see a physical therapist for, but it is important that they see someone who is qualified.

From having smaller and more delicate bodies to needing someone who understands how to provide care for someone who is still growing, pediatric physical therapy is a specialized discipline. To help you better understand the conditions that babies, toddlers, children and teenagers could require physical therapy for, we’re providing the following information.

If you’d like to learn more about the pediatric services we can provide at Armor Physical Therapy, we encourage you to get in touch with us at any time.

Pediatric physical therapy can be recommended for the following conditions

Children may be recommended for physical therapy to treat conditions including:

  • Torticollis — This condition, that literally means “twisted neck,” can develop in babies at birth or from spending too much time on their back.
  • Toe walking — As the name implies, this is a developmental problem where a baby develops a toe-to-toe gait with no heel contact as they learn to walk.  
  • Sports injuries — As children and teenagers are becoming more active and getting into competitive sports that go year-round, pediatric sports injuries are becoming a more common occurrence.

Pediatric physical therapy can also be recommended for any young patient who is in the rehabilitative phase of post-surgical recovery for the spine or extremities. A qualified physical therapist can work with a child based on his or her unique needs and develop a customized treatment plan.

Pediatric physical therapy at Armor

If your child is experiencing any of the above conditions, contact us at one of our clinics in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Plainwell or Portage, Michigan to schedule your initial appointment.

Our physical therapy staff can provide a customized pediatric treatment plan designed to help restore full functionality that is line with healthy growth and development. We are passionate about delivering exceptional care that makes people feel safe and comfortable — and we realize this is even more crucial when the patient is your child.