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Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) specialize in evaluating and treating children with movement disorders, developmental delays, injuries, or conditions that affect their physical abilities.


Gross Motor Development

 PTs assess and promote gross motor development in children, including skills such as crawling, walking, running, jumping, and balance. They design individualized treatment plans to improve strength, coordination, endurance, and motor control.


Muscle Strength and Range of Motion

PTs work on improving muscle strength, flexibility, and joint mobility in children with musculoskeletal conditions, neuromuscular disorders, or after injuries. They use exercises, stretches, manual therapy techniques, and specialized equipment to enhance mobility and function.


Balance and Coordination

PTs address balance and coordination difficulties in children, helping them develop stability and control during activities such as sitting, standing, and walking. They use balance training exercises, sensory integration activities, and vestibular rehabilitation to improve balance and spatial awareness.


Neurological Conditions

 PTs work with children with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or traumatic brain injury. They focus on improving motor function, mobility, and independence through neurodevelopmental therapy, gait training, adaptive equipment, and assistive technology.


Developmental Delay

PTs support children with developmental delays in achieving age-appropriate motor milestones. They provide early intervention services to enhance motor skills, promote exploration and play, and facilitate participation in daily activities.

Here's an overview of some of the areas pediatric physical therapists can address:

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