Pediatric Physical Therapy

RiverView Health Pediatric Physical Therapists evaluate and provide effective treatment methods for children who have issues with motor skills. Physical therapy may be beneficial to help with children who have developmental delays, birth defects, an injury or chronic illness. Physical therapists help with developing the range of motion and strength children need to move through their environment effectively and easily.

Some of the services provided include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Torticollis treatment
  • Functional mobility
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Pain management
  • Gait analysis/training
  • Crutch training/ambulation
  • Balance training (neuromuscular re-education)
  • Scoliosis treatment
  • Therapeutic exercise (strengthening and stretching)

Physical therapists work with children to help them recover from injuries or overcome some of the complications of long-term disabilities which may include:

  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Balance and coordination difficulties
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Concerns about motor development
  • Orthopedic conditions (sports injuries)
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Premature birth
  • Down Syndrome
  • Idiopathic toe walking