PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES
About Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapists focus on enhancing and improving a child’s gross motor development and mobility. There are many reasons why children receive physical therapy services including developmental delays, injuries, and congenital or neurological disorders. Pediatric physical therapists work with children of all ages.
Physical therapy assessments: What to expect
When a child is referred for pediatric physical therapy, the first scheduled session will be an evaluation to determine the areas of need and create a comprehensive treatment plan. Goals commonly focus on improving overall strength and tone, increased range of motion, balance, reflex responses, movement patterns or motor planning, equilibrium, and posture. Treatment plans will focus on allowing a child to increase independence to move through their daily activities.
Signs your child may benefit from physical therapy
Getting started with physical therapy
If you’re ready to get started, complete our get started form and our team will thoughtfully match your child with a pediatric physical therapist based on your child’s personality and unique needs. All of our physical therapists hold a doctorate degree in their field and are highly specialized in pediatrics. TherapyWorks provides physical therapy nationwide via teletherapy and in-home in the Chicago area.
Physical therapy via teletherapy
TherapyWorks teletherapy for babies, toddlers and children with physical therapy needs has been very successful! Research indicates that providing services via teletherapy is as effective as in person treatment, especially when it includes a parent collaboration and coaching model. Armed with this research, we have focused on collaboration and caregiver coaching for all of our clients. We’ve found that, by using this approach, parents are empowered and effective allies in their child’s treatment. The American Physical Therapy Association supports teletherapy as an effective service delivery model.
I was hesitant about PT teletherapy for my 6 month old, but I was pleasantly surprised! Our therapist was able to watch her closely and walk me through the various exercises to help her learn how to roll. Since I was the person working directly with her, I was confident that I could support her correctly between sessions. Teletherapy works!!