Pediatric Physical Therapy
600 Somerset Avenue
Windber, PA 15963
Children use movement to explore their environments. Children are all individual therefore grow and move in different ways and times. This not only affects their confidence yet limits their interaction with peers and family. As a result, movement is a critical role in a child’s overall development.
Pediatric physical therapists utilize play to aide children in gaining independence and enhancing their movement capabilities. It is their goal to provide treatment that will help develop or restore function, improve movement, alleviate pain, and prevent or decrease physical disabilities.
Pediatric physical therapy specifically concentrates on minimizing or alleviating impairments that hinder children from performing specific movements. These limitations often require working on strength, coordination, balance, and motor planning. Some typical goals set by families and therapists involving these specific activities include, but are not limited to:
Several intervention techniques are utilized to help each individual child meet their goals and gain better independence in their environment, including: