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Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children and their families to assist in reaching their maximal potential to function independently and to promote active participation in their home, school, and community environments.  PTs use their expertise in movement and apply clinical reasoning through the process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention.  As primary health care providers, PTs also promote health and wellness as they implement a wide variety of supports for children from infancy through adolescence in collaboration with their families and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists.  PTs can assist with, but not limited to, any of the following:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Developmental Delay
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Down Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Amputation
  • Sports injury
  • Genetic disorders
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Orthopedic disabilities and injuries
  • Muscle deficiencies
  • Heart and lung conditions limiting physical endurance

Pediatric PTs promote independence, increase participation, facilitate motor development and function, improve strength and endurance, enhance learning opportunities, and ease challenges with daily caregiving.

After an injury, Pediatric PTs also work to decrease pain and help kids return to daily activities.  They teach kids exercises designed to help them regain strength and range of motion, and also show kids and families how to prevent future injuries.

Parents and families have the primary role in their child’s development.  The pediatric PT collaborates with your family to promote development and implement an individualized intervention program for your child. Families are supported through coordination of services, advocacy, and assistance to enhance the development of your child.  This can include:

  • Positioning during daily routines and activities
  • Adapting toys for play
  • Expanding mobility options
  • Using equipment effectively
  • Facilitating safety for the home and community
  • Providing information on the child’s physical and health care needs
  • Smoothing transitions from early childhood to school and into adult life
  • Injury Prevention exercises/activities

At Triad Pediatric Home Health, we promote the use of individual clinical expertise along with innovative and creative thinking to develop a treatment plan that will motivate and engage your child in attaining his/her goals and reaching their maximal potential.  A PT may use any of the following services as part of their plan of care:

  • Developmental activities
  • Movement and mobility
  • Strengthening
  • Motor learning
  • Balance and coordination
  • Recreation, play, and leisure
  • Adaptation of daily care activities and routines
  • Equipment design, and fitting
  • Tone management
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Posture, positioning, and lifting
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Burn and wound care
  • Cardiopulmonary endurance
  • Safety, health promotion, and prevention programs

What can you expect when you request services?

We would be happy to schedule a phone consult to discuss our services or set up a convenient time to perform a formal evaluation in your home.  A physical therapist, PT, will perform a comprehensive evaluation which includes a discussion of your concerns and your child’s current abilities along with a physical examination and evaluation of your child’s performance with various functional activities.  The evaluation may include

  • muscle and joint function
  • strength and endurance
  • posture and balance
  • mobility
  • sensory and neuromotor development
  • cardiopulmonary status
  • oral motor skills
  • and use of assistive technology 

After the evaluation the PT will explain the results and in collaboration with your child’s desires and your family goals for your child, will develop an individualized treatment program to assist your child in attaining those goals.

We look forward to assisting you and your child in reaching their maximal potential

To initiate Physical Therapy please Register Here and someone will be in contact with you within 24-48 hours.

You can also contact us via Email by clicking here if you have any  questions or to set up a phone consultation.