What is Physical Therapy and why does my child need it?
A physical therapist (PT) is a health specialist who evaluates and treats delays or dysfunction of the body. The goal is to restore functionality by improving movement and increasing motion range in specific body areas. A pediatric therapist will also use assessment and develop intervention strategies that focus on gross motor skills and movement.
For instance, a PT will help improve your child’s quality of movement. They may work on the ability to roll over, crawl, stand, walk, climb stairs, and move around different environmental levels and settings. They work on strengthening a child’s trunk muscles while helping them to move their arms and legs functionally and gain confidence in movement.
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