Physical Therapy

What is a Physical Therapist

A physical therapist utilizes various treatment interventions to increase strength, tone, range of motion, and decrease pain so kids can return to their daily activities in the community, home, school, and sports. A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant may work with a child who has a specific health impairment/disease, poor coordination, decreased muscle strength, muscle tone, or flexibility, delayed achievement of motor milestones (crawling, walking, jumping), functional mobility skills (ambulation, stair climbing, wheelchair mobility, transfers) or following an injury. Overall, they help children reach their full potential in the performance of gross motor and functional mobility skills.

Our physical therapists have wide range of experience with:

Delayed Milestones, Spinal Muscular, Atrophy, Orthopedic Conditions, Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities, Scoliosis, Torticollis, Developmental Delays, Toe walking, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Functional Mobility, Muscle tone and strength, range of motion, quality of movement.


Physical Therapy services may consist of:

  • Gait training (Therapist may utilize a LiteGait┬« which allows the child to be safely supported while the child is learning to walk and allows the therapist to assist with the legs and pelvis to accomplish proper gait patterns.)
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Kinesiotape and therapeutic taping
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Manual therapy
  • Development and monitoring of personalized home exercise program
  • Orthotic and adaptive equipment
  • Alignment and postural training

Our Physical Therapists have wide range of experience with:

  • Delayed Milestones
  • Spinal Muscular
  • Atrophy
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Developmental Delays
  • Toe walking
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cerebral Palsy,
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • Functional Mobility
  • Muscle tone and strength,range of motion, quality of movement.
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Hypotonia/Hypertonia
  • Down Syndrome

What We Do

Our therapists have a wide range of experience with:
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Augmentitive Communication Evaluations
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Delayed Milestones
  • Spinal Muscular
  • Atrophy
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Feeding
  • Oral-Motor Deficits
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delays
  • Hearing Impairment/Deaf
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
  • Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Toe walking

Testimonials

The therapists and ABC have changed the lives of our family. Three years ago, my son began speech therapy at ABC. He had an unrepaired sub-mucosal cleft palate. He spoke only in vowel sounds, and very few people could understand him. After a surgery and many hours of hard work at ABC, my son is close to meeting all his speech/language goals. We could’ve never done it without our wonderful speech therapist, or the friendly staff at ABC. Thank you. - Parent

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