Pediatric Therapy at Crest
Pediatric physical therapists treat kids under 18, from newborns to teenagers. They see children for a variety of different reasons, including:
- Bone or muscle issues
- Sports-related injuries
- Genetic, brain, spine, or nerve disorders
Our pediatric specialists help make everyday activities easier for kids. They use a comprehensive approach aimed at improving:
- Gross motor skills
- Range of motion
- Movement patterns
Our pediatric specialists utilize techniques that look and feel like child’s play, which makes it easy for children to relate to their therapist and enjoy their physical therapy.
Pediatric Physical Therapy Exercises and Treatment Techniques May Include
- Balance and coordination activities
- Developmental facilitation
- Gait training for difficulty walking
- Neuromuscular reeducation
- Torticollis. A condition in which a child’s head is tilted. It is typically caused by tightening of the muscles of the neck or flattening of the back of the head. Torticollis is also associated with a flattening of the back of the head, known as plagiocephaly.
- Acute medical conditions. Severe and sudden conditions or injuries.
- Brain injury. Brain dysfunction usually due to a blow to the head sustained during sports or an accident.
- Cerebral palsy. A congenital disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, and posture.
- Developmental delays. Lack of developmental skills when compared to children of the same age.
- Genetic disorders. Inherited conditions.
- Orthopedic disorders. Musculoskeletal system conditions or injuries.
- Sports injuries. Damage to the bones or soft tissues while participating in sports.