In Home Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapists work with children and their families to assist each child to reach their maximum gross motor capabilities. They do this by working with the children through play, therapeutic exercise and functional activities to assist the children to reach each of the gross motor milestones that they are capable of. With our ability to come to your home or the child’s daycare we can work in their natural environment. This allows us to work on the activities that the child and their caretakers do every day and work on the most important issues for each child and their families. In addition, by coming to the children we can easily educate the child’s family and/or caretakers on how to perform activities on a daily basis that can assist the child’s progress.
PTs address gross motor skills, such as, rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, running, stair climbing, ball play and negotiating playground equipment. The look to improve these through strengthening, stretching, coordination activities, balance challenges and endurance training.
The goal of physical therapy is to promote independence, increase participation and enhance learning opportunities for each child thus easing the daily challenges for the child and their family.