Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

600 Somerset Avenue
5th Floor
Windber, PA 15963

Phone: 814-467-3465
Fax: 814-467-3441

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

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.

What do we do?

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.

What do we help children do?

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:

  • Rolling
  • Crawling
  • Walking/Running
  • Standing
  • Maintaining Posture
  • Jumping
  • Riding a Bicycle
  • Sports Skills

How do we help?

Several intervention techniques are utilized to help each individual child meet their goals and gain better independence in their environment, including:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Assistive device training
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Constraint induced therapy
  • Desensitization techniques
  • Gait training
  • Certified infant massage
  • Manual therapy
  • NDT techniques
  • Partial-body weight support treadmill training
  • Postural re-education
  • Serial casting
  • Strengthening and endurance training
  • Stretching and ROM
  • Therapeutic taping
  • Vestibular Training