With our pediatric physical therapy services, we help children of all ages increase their strength and mobility. We can also assist children who are behind on their developmental milestones so they gain every ability possible. We can also help if they need to adapt to orthotics, wheelchairs or walkers.
We know that with every therapy session and with every milestone achieved, we are improving the quality of your child’s life. We also know that we are improving their home environments as well as reducing the stress and anxiety of their families.
This is a great gift we can offer to families in the Ruston/Monroe area and it makes our jobs incredibly rewarding. We get our rewards every day just by looking at the shining faces of the children who visit our pediatric therapy clinics.
What Does Pediatric Physical Therapy Address?
We have a very wide range of therapies we use to address the following issues and many others:
- Muscle weakness
- Toe walking
- Poor balance
- Lack of gross motor skills
- Recovery from injuries or surgery
- Skull formation and development
- Hip dysplasia
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Spina bifida
- Limited joint mobility
- Joint hypermobility
- Use of adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.)
How Does it Work?
Your child’s physical therapy program will be specifically designed to address their needs. At the same time, we watch for any other therapy that may be needed to help them grow up as capable and independent as possible.
The focus is always on making physical therapy fun! That’s how we keep young people engaged in their own care and wanting to come back for more. We play games that just happen to build strength and balance and motivate our children to reach new milestones in every session. We’re also watching to see that daily improvements add up to new abilities that improve the child’s safety and enjoyment of life.
We use functional play items such as swings, balance balls, beanbags, balloons, stickers, jump ropes, trampolines, bubbles and dancing to help your child hit new milestones. It’s also important that we help parents learn how to keep the skills and abilities growing at home.
What Benefits Can Be Achieved?
We see our children gain strength, mobility and balance, even when they are tiny. Children with brain injuries or neurological disorders gain significant control over their bodies that they lacked before they began their therapy. Such simple milestones such as being able to throw or catch a ball can constitute a major improvement for some of our children.
We also work on improving coordination and a child’s awareness of their own body. With improved strength and motor skills, these children are more capable of learning to feed, dress and care for themselves and enjoy playing with their families and other children.
Consult with Us
If your pediatrician has recommended a pediatric physical therapy evaluation or therapy for your child, please talk to us. Maybe you’ve noticed that they seem to have a muscular weakness, a lag in development or that they seem unusually clumsy or unwilling to play. Or perhaps your child has been diagnosed with a genetic or neurological disorder.
Before you spend any time worrying, please talk to us. Before you spend endless hours searching online for pediatric physical therapist, let us show you how we can get results for your child. Visit one of our two locations, meet our staff and see that there is plenty of hope for a bright future.
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