When you think of who is most likely to need the help of a physical therapist, you probably would assume it’s only an older adult. And it’s true that we’re more likely to need treatment for wear-and-tear and injuries as we get older. But our physical therapist at The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center regularly treats young children and teenagers.
Why would someone under 18 years of age need physical therapy? There are many reasons! Active youngsters who participate in a wide variety of sports may develop overuse injuries that occur from improper form or poor balance and coordination, or may need our treatment to recover from surgery due to an injury. Birth defects, developmental conditions such as cerebral palsy and other muscle diseases are treatable under the care of our experienced physical therapist.
Working with a youngster’s pediatrician or other healthcare provider, we conduct a thorough evaluation before developing a treatment program tailored to their needs. Our clean, state-of-the-art facility is equipped to provide pain reduction and rehabilitative services for children of all ages. We employ highly effective holistic, drug-free methods of encouraging recovery through heat and cold therapies, massage, ultrasound and/or electrical stimulation. We’ll help your child gain flexibility, coordination, range of motion and strength to increase their ability to perform everyday activities or return to the sports they love.
Treating a child or teenager takes a special skill set, and our physical therapist has the experience and patience required to deliver optimal results. Our personalized, one-on-one attention has earned us a reputation for providing the highest level of care in our field. From the moment a family arrives at our facility, the difference in our approach becomes immediately apparent.
If your child is recovering from an injury or surgery, or is facing other physical or developmental challenges, our physical therapist at The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center can help. Please contact us today if you have questions or would like to schedule an evaluation.