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.
Two of our sons attend ABC Pediatric Therapy, one for almost the last two years and the other for the last few months. The progress that our son with autism has made is amazing. He used to hardly speak; now he’s the most talkative child of our three boys. I’m just awed by the small steps that have amounted to huge leaps of progress for him. Our son who has been attending for a few months has a stutter, and Zac has made him feel so at ease. I think he’s doing great. We would never go anywhere but ABC! - Parent