Learning About Physical Therapy

Is your child struggling with balance and coordination, motor skills, and strength? In this case, your child may need to undergo Physical Therapy to accommodate and build these needs.

Physical Therapy is a means to strengthen and work on various issues with children in a manner that does not involve medication or surgeries.
What children will benefit from Physical Therapy?

  • Children with Developmental Delays

  • Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Children Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy

  • Children that are born with Genetic Disorders

  • Children with Muscle Diseases

  • Children with Muscle Coordination Issues

  • Children Born with Birth Defects

  • Children with Orthopedic Disabilities

Physical Therapy uses various tools including sensory gyms, swings, etc. to work on developing issues such as flexibility, regaining joint use in certain bodily limbs, crawling, reducing pain, and promoting mobility. The therapists usually begin by providing a comprehensive evaluation to set goals and specify what type of work the child would need to do in physical therapy. Once the sessions begin, the physical therapist incorporates fun swings and activities that make this process a positive one for many children. Physical therapy has been shown to improve children's life skills and independent motor functions.

While physical therapy attend to the child's physical development, it also has a strong emotional component that works on self-esteem and independence. This is crucial for both the child's belief in themselves and self-worth, as well as the parents feeling more comfortable with their children's independence. This can be a huge relief for many families and create a more positive environment in the home.

FOCUS Children's Therapy Center has two wonderful Physical Therapists that can help your child! Don't wait for their mobility, coordination, and gross motor skills to deteriorate, call us to get assistance and start the process of building independence and strength in your child.