Pediatric physical therapy is an all encompassing focus on developing strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, coordination and endurance in order for a child to be successful in activities of daily living such as: home life, school and play.
Within growth and development developmental of a child, developmental delay refers to a child who has not gained the skills expected of them compared to their peers of the same sage. Delays may occur in the areas of speech and language, motor function, cognitive, play, and social skills. Below are some examples of developmental delay:
Injuries are extremely common amongst pediatric children which is why we target areas for improvement. Many injuries can occur from growth spurts, sports related injuries and more. Below are some common examples of injuries that are treated:
To treat scoliosis at Empower Therapy Center we utilize, The Schroth Method. This method is a nonsurgical option for scoliosis treatment which parents and children appreciate. This method uses exercises which are individualized for each child in order to return the curved spine to a more natural position. The primary goal of Schroth exercises is to de-rotate, stabilize and elongate the spine. The most effective way to do this is through the art of physical therapy.
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