What is Pediatric Physical Therapy? 

As movement specialists, physical therapists work to promote active participation in the home, school, and community. Pediatric physical therapists have expertise in motor development, body structures and functions, and rehabilitation. Pediatric physical therapists work with children with a variety of conditions and collaborate closely with children and their families to assist children in reaching their maximum potential. 
 
At Integrated Therapy Works, we strive to collaborate with all members of a child’s team, including family, medical practitioners, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, mental health providers, assistive technology specialists, and others involved in a child’s care.
 
As specially-trained pediatric physical therapists, we use the best available evidence combined with our clinical expertise and families’ priorities to develop a treatment plan specifically targeted for your child’s unique needs.

Pediatric physical therapists use their expertise in movement and apply clinical reasoning through the process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention. Pediatric physical therapists may provide the following services as part of a child’s goal-directed plan of care:

  • Developmental activities

  • Motor learning

  • Balance skills

  • Strengthening

  • Coordination skills

  • Wellness promotion

  • Recreation, play, and leisure activities

  • Daily care activities and routines

  • Posture, positioning, and lifting techniques

  • Equipment and assistive device recommendation and fitting

  • Orthotics and prosthetics fitting

*Adapted from pediatricapta.org