Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy specializes in assisting children in reaching their full potential to safely function independently and to promote active participation in home, school and community. Our physical therapists use their expertise to facilitate the individual’s gross motor development and function. Clients are generally referred to physical therapy when they exhibit delays in developmental motor milestones (e.g. rolling or crawling) or deficits in age appropriate gross motor skills (e.g. walking, running and negotiating stairs) or loss of skill following an insult or injury that affects his or her function. Our physical therapists incorporate many skilled intervention approaches and therapeutic activities to improve positioning, strength, range of motion, soft tissue mobilization, balance and coordination, and gait. The physical therapists at CEPT will provide evaluation, intervention and consultation in the following areas:
  • Gross motor development
  • Muscle tone
  • Strengthening and endurance
  • Posture and body alignment
  • Balance and coordination
  • Movement and mobility
  • Pre-gait and gait training
  • Locomotion patterns (walking, running, etc.)
  • Neuromuscular function
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Splinting/bracing/orthotics
  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

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