Pediatric and Adolescent Physical Therapy
How can pediatric and adolescent PT services help my child?
If your child has an injury or a chronic health condition, our physical therapy services may be able to help. PT services can help your child to regain function, mobility, and increase their strength.
How does it work?
Depending on your child’s current condition, my team and I will create a custom plan to meet all their goals. By combining physical therapy exercises and stretching that targets your child’s specific injury or condition, we are able to help them heal from their injuries as well as manage pain.
When will my child start to see results?
In terms of results, it simply depends on your child’s injury or condition. Some can see results and improvement right away. Other situations may take days or weeks to start healing.
Here at Evolve, I work with patients of all ages including children and adolescents. My skilled team of physical therapists and I want to help your children reach their goals, and our individualized treatment plans allow for healing and growth. We will teach your children exercises that can help them recover from their injuries, as well as help to prevent them in the future.
Physical therapy for children is different because sometimes children may not understand why they are in physical therapy. For children, it is important that pediatric development treatment plans are effective as well as fun to keep them motivated.
When working with adolescents, our team is encouraging and motivating. It is important to have a great relationship so that together we can reach their goals. At Evolve, I see a lot of sports related injuries in this age group. Over the years i’ve seen that is is beneficial to have structured and creative physical therapy plans in place to help your adolescent recover from their injuries.
What is the first step in the recovery process for my child?
For any patient, children included, our first step is to evaluate. This allows us to create your child’s unique custom care plan. We will focus on muscle strength, joint mobility, and other areas in order to help your children and adolescents improve any limited mobility that they may have, and to treat their injuries.
What can be treated with pediatric and adolescent physical therapy?
There are many areas in which pediatric and adolescent patients may need physical therapy including accident or injury, developmental delays, genetic disorders, orthopedic disabilities, limb deficiencies, and muscle coordination concerns.
How can physical therapy help my child?
Physical therapy treatment can help your children in many ways. Take a look below for a few examples.
- It can help them to increase their endurance
- Assists in building muscle strength
- Can allow them to improve their range of motion
- Promotes a decrease in muscle spasms and pain
- Can lessen any joint inflammations
- Promotes healing of lesions that may have formed
- It can improve walking and increase their general mobility
- Increase their overall ability for daily activities
- And more!
Childhood Health Conditions that may Require Physical Therapy as a Form of Treatment
There are many areas that our physical therapists can help your child or adolescent regain mobility and continue to thrive in their daily lives, regardless of injury or illness. At Evolve, we will continue to promote pediatric development and adolescent growth for all of our patients in our physical therapy programs. We’ve highlighted just a few of the conditions that our highly skilled team of therapists can assist with.
Sports Injuries: I’ve seen a lot of sports related injuries here at Evolve and physical therapy can help reduce pain and treat the individual injury. Our team can help your children learn stretches and exercises to help reduce the chance of a recurring injury.
Cerebral Palsy: Physical therapy can be used as a pain management technique for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. It can help them with their strength, flexibility, and motor movement.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Depending on the level of severity, physical therapy can be incorporated into the recovery of a traumatic brain injury by helping patients to regain lost mobility and function.
Cancer: If your child has cancer, physical therapy programs can be utilized as a pain management plan. It can also help with maintaining mobility through different exercises.
Scoliosis: Through range of motion exercises, strength training, manual therapy, and functional training, our physical therapists can help your child manage pain associated with scoliosis.
Chronic Pain: If your child has chronic pain they may benefit from physical therapy exercises and manual therapy.
Developmental Delays: Children suffering from developmental delays can improve fine and gross motor movements, as well as improve activities related to daily living through physical therapy.
Does your pediatric or adolescent child need physical therapy for an injury or chronic condition?
At Evolve, we believe our patients are like family and we want to see your children and adolescents reach all of their goals. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about our pediatric and adolescent physical therapy techniques. We look forward to meeting and working with your family.Call Now to Schedule a Consultation! 1-718-258-3300
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