Pediatric Physical Therapy

Orthopedic physical therapy is the study and practice of correcting functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system. This includes the body’s bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Physical therapists who specialize in this discipline provide services that help to restore function, improve mobility, and relieve pain while promoting overall health and fitness.

Pediatric orthopedic physical therapy extends this discipline to the developmental care of children by taking into account their future growth. Since a child’s bones, muscles, and joints require special care, damage can occur if they are not diagnosed or treated properly. That’s why physical therapists who specialize in this field are trained to recognize, identify and treat a large variety of orthopedic problems and injuries. By design, pediatric orthopedic physical therapy works to help children recover as quickly as possible in order for them to return to their normal daily activities.

The Benefits of Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy:

  • Recover from an injury
  • Develop coordination
  • Build strength
  • Improve balance
  • Maintain flexibility
  • Optimize physical functioning levels
  • Maximize independence

Conditions & Treatments

A child’s job is to play and be active. That’s why pediatric orthopedic treatments are designed to meet the specific needs of a child in order to help them return to their normal activity level. By restoring function while increasing mobility, pediatric orthopedic physical therapy helps a child reach their maximum potential in order to function independently.

Conditions commonly treated:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Loss of Balance/Strength/Endurance
  • Knee Injuries (ACL)
  • Little League Elbow
  • Postoperative
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Thrower’s Shoulder
  • Back Pain
  • Broken bones
  • Shoulder Pain

Treatments commonly involved:

  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Balance/Core Conditioning
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Manual Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedic & Sports Rehabilitation
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Pain Relief/Management

Children have special needs when it comes to recovering from an injury or overcoming an orthopedic problem. Pediatric orthopedic physical therapy can help reduce the amount of doctor visits they may need while lowering the risk of re-injury down the road. Once your child receives a comprehensive evaluation by an experienced orthopedic physical therapist, they can begin a progressive physical therapy program designed specifically for their needs.

How can we help

At Chicago Rehab, we help children and teenagers with orthopedic problems and injuries recover quickly, returning them to their normal daily activities. Our passionate physical therapist will help your child work through their orthopedic condition from start to finish.

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