The Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah offers experience, diversity, and creativity within its physical therapy department. Licensed physical therapists provide treatment for children and adolescents. Services include thorough assessment and intervention in the following areas:
Many techniques are used to help children reach their highest level of independence, including gait training (walking), movement facilitation, normalization of muscle tone, weight bearing, balance and equilibrium challenges, range-of-motion exercises, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, home programming, aquatic therapy, massage, and play.
Physical therapy can be especially beneficial to children with cerebral palsy, neuromotor problems, Down syndrome, congenital anomalies, spina bifida, traumatic brain injuries, burns, spinal cord injuries, orthopaedic problems, neck tightness (torticollis), head and back pain, or muscular dystrophy.