Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) will help your child move around more easily; perform daily tasks and work to improve their physical health and fitness.

Pediatric physical therapists help children and families with:

  • Positioning during daily routines and activities
  • Adapting toys for play
  • Expanding movement options
  • Using equipment effectively
  • 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


American Physical Therapy Association-Section on Pediatrics.

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