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Pediatric Physical Therapy: Definition & Treatment

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric Physical Therapy assists early detection and health issues in the pediatric population. 

Pediatric Physical Therapy Treatment

Pediatric Therapists treat infants, children, and adolescents with congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or disorder/ disease.  They work to strengthen muscles, coordination, locomotion, balance, flexibility, and waiting.  Pediatric Physical Therapist’s main goal is to increase the child’s independence and by improving motor skills and mobility.  Individualized programs are made with collaboration between the therapist and parent for the child in order to help the patient reach their body’s full potential.   

ASTR techniques treat musculoskeletal problems and increase mobility for children who have conditions including:

  1. Cerebral palsy 
  2. Traumatic brain injuries 
  3. Chronic pain 
  4. Cystic fibrosis
  5. Cancer
  6. Scoliosis
  7. Movement and developmental disorders from premature birth 
  8. Sports injury
  9. Muscle pain
  10. Joint pain

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