Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapy assists in the treatment of health problems and uses a wide variety of therapies to treat disorders in children. At Franciscan Health, we identify performance and functional goals and design the best therapy program to maximize each child's progress.
Improving Your Child's Physical Independence with Pediatric Physical Therapy
The Franciscan Health pediatric physical therapy team treats children from infants to adolescents with a strong commitment to open communication between therapists and family. Therapists use a variety of challenging activities to enhance children's learning and improve their physical function and independence.
Pediatric physical therapy with a whole body approach
Children with developmental delays, autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and torticollis are a few of the patients treated by our pediatric physical therapists. Treatment focuses on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration.
Franciscan Health pediatric physical therapy specializes in:
- Assisting children in regaining vital mobility skills after surgery or injury
- Teaching use of assistive devices such as crutches, walkers or wheelchairs
- Assessing the need for braces or orthotics and other durable medical equipment, such as standing frames and wheelchairs
- Educating parents about risks, injury prevention and exercise guidelines for their child’s specific condition
- Assessing developmental needs of children, starting at birth
- Instructing patients and their families in a progressive home exercise program
Pediatric physical therapy is coordinated teams of experienced physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who develop treatment programs designed to meet your family's goals. We strive to optimize your child's gross motor and functional skills using a variety of innovative and fun techniques. Physical therapy goals are set collectively by staff and parents.