What is a Pediatric Physical Therapist?
Physical therapists use their expertise in movement and apply clinical reasoning through the process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention. Pediatric Physical Therapists specialize in treating and caring for patients who are toddlers, babies, children, teenagers and young adults. They treat conditions related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders.
Benefits of Physical Therapy:
Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently, promote overall health and wellness, and promote active participation in home, school, and community environments.
Pediatric Physical Therapy:
- Promotes independence
- Increases participation
- Facilitates motor development and function
- Improves strength and endurance
- Enhances learning opportunities,
- Eases challenges with daily caregiving