Through extensive education, clinical hours and licensing, physical therapists specializing in manual physical therapy are prepared for the unique task of providing therapy for children.
Not only does manual physical rehabilitation help children recover from injuries and illnesses, it helps them live with recurring conditions that may affect them for the rest of their lives.
At Elevate Physical Therapy, compassionate care and education for injured or ill children involves a close relationship with the entire immediate family.
Therapists are also prepared to patiently work with a child who may not understand why they need therapy.
Can My Child Benefit From Physical Therapy?
Any child suffering from a disorder or disease that affects their motor skills can benefit from physical therapy. This includes:
- Cerebral palsy
- Cystic fibrosis
- Down syndrome
- Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Spina bifida
- Traumatic brain injury
Also very treatable through physical therapy are musculoskeletal conditions, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Back pain
- Surgical recovery
If you have concerns early on that your child may suffer from motor development impairment as they mature, a physiotherapist can provide more information. They will examine your child’s muscle and bones and confirm or deny signs of compromised development. Treatment can then start immediately.
Treatment involves strength and range of motion exercises to assure that your child will be able to move through their environment and perform day-to-day tasks easily.
Assessment will be based on coordination, balance, gait, sensory processing, strength and flexibility.
Whether your child was born with a condition that will affect them long-term, or have injured themselves, we are compassionately here for them to help them continue to live a happy and healthy life.
What if My Child Doesn’t Appear Ill?
At Elevate Physical Therapy we teach our clients whether parents or children that the world are made up of billions of unique people.
If your child doesn’t present an obvious illness or disability but is having trouble in an area of their life, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Our physical therapists have a wealth of experience which can help your child develop properly and find their place in the world.
We Are Your Rock
The illness of a child is one of the most difficult things that life can put in your path as a parent or concerned relative.
Our therapists and your family both want your child to have the best childhood, and the most opportunities as an adult as they explore the world. Because of this, your therapist at Elevate Physical Therapy will be your rock.
But never forget while therapists can plot your path, you are the most integral part to your child’s therapy and recovery.
The attitude and energy a client brings to the table is a core part of physical therapy, and in manual physical therapy, the link between parent and child is just as great. You will build a strong relationship with your child, and your therapist will be there every step of the way.
Your therapist will coach you and your child through outpatient treatment, but your strength will give them strength and together you can conquer anything.