Physical Therapy

  • The Children's Hospital 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:

    • Gross motor skills
    • Torticollis and plagiocephaly
    • Cranial molding helmets
    • Splinting, casting, and bracing
    • Range of motion
    • Strength
    • Adaptive equipment
    • Posture and balance
    • Pain management
    • Endurance
    • Wound care
    • Mobility and walking
    • Muscle learning

    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, facial muscle release, craniosacral therapy, home programming, aquatic therapy, massage, and play.

    Who Benefits from Physical Therapy?

    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.

    For more information, call 912-350-9666.