Pediatric Physical Therapy
Circle of Care's physical therapy team works with children of all ages in the comfort of their own homes. We provide comprehensive evaluations to determine your child's specific needs and create individualized treatment plans. Our physical therapists are experienced in working with children at all stages of healing and who have a variety of conditions.Get Treatment Now
The therapist was patient on the days my son didn’t want to work or was tired. She showed me how to work towards our goals on the days she wasn’t working with him, and she always explained what she was doing with him and why.
I absolutely recommend using Circle of Care!
What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?
Pediatric physical therapy is a specialized type of physical therapy that is specifically designed to help infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. Pediatric physical therapists differ from regular physical therapists due to their understanding of how children grow and develop, and how their bodies work. They also understand the unique challenges that children face when they are injured or have a physical disability.
What Does a Pediatric Physical Therapist Do?
A pediatric physical therapist works with infants, toddlers, and children to help them improve movement and function, including gross motor skills. They use a variety of techniques, including exercises, stretching, massage, and electrical stimulation. They also use specialized equipment, such as balance beams, stairs, scooter boards, and more.
What Happens at an In-Home Physical Therapy Session?
One of our pediatric physical therapists will come to your home and work with your child. They will first assess your child’s needs and develop a treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and capabilities. Depending on your child’s needs, treatment length will be determined depending on medical necessity. Keep in mind, treatment length may change depending on your child’s progress during sessions.
During pediatric physical therapy sessions, our physical therapists, or certified assistants, will teach you and your child how to do the age-appropriate exercises and stretches that will help your child’s condition.
Pediatric Home Health Physical Therapy Goals
The goal of pediatric physical therapy for patients is to achieve optimal level of function for independence and physical ability to navigate their everyday life and natural environment. We focus on strengthening motor skills and tasks that involve large muscle groups required for things like walking and throwing.
Common goals of pediatric home health physical therapy include:
- Improved physical mobility and flexibility
- Pain reduction
- Injury prevention
- Rehabilitation of current injuries
- Management of chronic illness
Benefits of Physical Therapy for Children
Physical therapy can help your child in many ways. It can improve their muscle strength, flexibility, posture and range of motion. It can also help them develop better balance and coordination. Physical therapy can also help your child learn how to move their body in new ways, which can improve their ability to perform everyday activities like walking and crawling.
Common Pediatric Conditions Treated by Physical Therapy
There are many conditions that can benefit from pediatric physical therapy. Some of the most common conditions treated include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Amputations and limb deficiencies
- Developmental delays
- Genetic disorders, such as down syndrome
- Muscular weakness or movement dysfunctions
Why Choose In-Home Physical Therapy Services?
There are many benefits to choosing in-home physical therapy services for your child. In-home therapy services provide a convenient and comfortable option for families. It also allows children to receive one-on-one attention from their therapist and receive treatment in their natural environment.
In-home physical therapy services can be especially beneficial for children who are uncomfortable in large groups, easily distracted, sensitive to noise, or fearful of new people or places.
In-Home Pediatric Physical Therapy Services in Texas
Circle of Care offers in-home physical therapy services to children throughout Texas. Our team of pediatric physical therapists are specially trained to work with children of all ages and abilities. We offer comprehensive evaluations to determine your child’s specific needs and create age-appropriate individualized treatment plans. To learn more about our in-home physical therapy services or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.
We had a great experience with our PTA! After a few months of work with his therapist he met all his expected milestones. She was excellent to work with and so sweet to my son.
My grandson's PT is one of the nicest and the most caring person I know. He is great with my grandson, and I have seen a major improvement.