Children’s Physical Therapy
A child experiencing a delay with motor development may also find himself falling behind in other areas such as social interactions and academics, due to an increased lack of confidence. There are many components involved with appropriate motor development and a deficit in any one of them can cause a child to have problems crawling, walking, jumping and even sitting in a chair. Simple play becomes impeded, and with a decrease in movement, additional sensory issues can develop, if not already at the root of the challenge.
Our physical therapists specialize in pediatric motor development, working collaboratively with both occupational therapy and speech therapy to assess the root of the motor challenge and design a child specific treatment plan that addresses the individual’s needs.
Physical therapy treatment plans may include positioning, stretching, massage, strengthening and endurance training to enhance a child’s capabilities, in addition to parent education and home programing. With increased mobility, a child is empowered to safely participate in activities at home, in the classroom and on the playground.
Our Pediatric Physical Therapy provides evaluation and intervention in the following areas:
- Gross motor development
- Abnormal muscle tone and strength
- Posture/postural control
- Pre-gait and gait training
- Locomotion patterns
- Neuromuscular function
- Body alignment
- Environmental adaptations
- Mild bracing/orthotics
- Balance/frequent falls
Please call Child Success Center at 310.899.9597 for more information.
Movement helps our brain understand where our body is in relationship to the world around us. It helps us maintain emotional regulation, attend to tasks, think clearly and focus in order to make appropriate choices.