Pediatric Physical Therapist
Children often have health problems that could be remedied from physical therapy. For example, children undergo surgical procedures and suffer from chronic conditions and illnesses (including some that delay their development). They can also be injured playing sports or in motor vehicle accidents. For these and many other reasons, children often need and can greatly benefit from physical therapy.
Can Your Child Benefit From Physical Therapy?
Although each case is different, some common signs that a child might need physical therapy include:
- Complaining of pain or stiffness while running, jumping or walking
- Walking with an uneven gait
- Tripping and falling while walking
- Being one-sided, turning or tilting the head to one side or having difficulty using their non-dominant side
- Exhibiting delayed development
- Becoming unable to function at previous level after surgery or injury
We also work with kids experiencing obesity, diabetes and pain.
If your child is suffering from any of the above, we encourage you to reach out to us to talk about the potential improvements your child might gain by working with our physical therapists.
PT Techniques Geared Toward Children’s Needs
Physical therapists who work with children need to use an approach that differs from that used with adults. At c.h. Physical Therapy in Portland, our therapists have extensive experience working with children and have developed special techniques to ensure patient success. The activities are short, fun, and designed to improve mobility, functioning, strength, balance and coordination. We use evidence-based techniques that we know from experience will work for kids.
Examples of Our Treatment Programs for Children
Our treatments vary depending on the child’s needs and circumstances. We use treatments such as:
- Neurodevelopmental treatment
- Therapeutic exercises
- Balance and coordination activities
- Adaptive play
- Mobility training
- Fall prevention exercises
Our Patients—and Their Parents
Our Portland physical therapists work with children ages 10 and older. We involve parents in the exercise treatments of their children whenever possible, as this may help facilitate success. When appropriate, we schedule parents with their own physical therapists. Kids learn quickly that they are part of a health improvement team when Mom or Dad is also going to PT to improve health and function.
If you are willing to take an active role in your child’s physical therapy success, then our program could be ideal for your family.
Learn More About Our PT Services for Children
Our physical therapists work closely with your child’s physician to ensure optimal care. Our services are covered by insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. To learn more about our customized physical therapy plans for children, call c.h. Physical Therapy at (503) 601-9000 or contact us online.
Let’s Talk About Your Pediatric Needs
We’d like to start putting together a custom plan for you. Just call or email us with your physical therapy requirements and we’ll get started today!
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