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.

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Young boy laying down on an exercise ball to improve balance alongside his physical therapist

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!

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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 in child development. 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 our physical therapy for kids, 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.

Young girl holding a dumbbell up in front of her during physical therapy

Pediatric Home Health Physical Therapy Goals

The goal of physical therapy for kids 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.

Conditions We Treat With Physical Therapy

There are many conditions that can benefit from physical therapy for kids. Some of the most common conditions treated include:

Multiple children working on their balance during a group pediatric physical therapy session

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 is 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.

Young boy using a resistance band with his pediatric physical therapist

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.

Mother of a Child Receiving Physical Therapy
Young boy in a wheelchair smiling next to his physical therapist

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.

Grandmother of a Child Receiving Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy FAQs

Is pediatric physical therapy covered by insurance?

In Texas, pediatric physical therapy is covered if deemed medically necessary by your child’s primary care doctor. A referral is needed to access coverage and your level of coverage is dependent on your insurance plan. Circle of Care is in-network with a majority of private health insurance companies and accepts Medicaid.

When is physical therapy needed?

There are many reasons why a child may need physical therapy. Some children need therapy to recover from an injury or surgery. Others may need therapy to help them manage a chronic condition or developmental disabilities. Some children may benefit from therapy to improve their strength, flexibility, and range of motion, while others may need therapy to help them learn how to move their bodies in new ways. If you’re not sure, talk with your primary care physician about your concerns.

What is a physical therapy evaluation?

A physical therapy evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of your child’s needs. The therapist will review your child’s medical history and perform tests and measurements to assess their strength, range of motion, flexibility, and other factors.

How long does it take physical therapy to work?

The amount of time it takes for physical therapy to work varies from child to child. Some children see results after just a few sessions, while others may need several weeks or months of therapy. If your child suffers from a chronic condition, they may need physical therapy throughout their life.