Pediatric physical therapy is a specialty that deals with the wide variety of diagnoses that may affect your child's overall development and well-being from birth to 18 years of age. It is important that your child is treated by an experienced pediatric therapist in a facility that can properly accommodate children. The staff at JumpStart Physical Therapy offers a strong concentration in pediatrics, including a certified pediatric clinical specialist, a certified early intervention specialist and over 50 years of combined staff experience in pediatrics, as well as a spacious facility with equipment that is optimal to treat a pediatric population.
Our physical therapists rely on their expert knowledge in the treatment of many diagnoses including neurological (i.e., cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, brain tumors), orthopedic (i.e., scoliosis, little league shoulder and elbow, swimmer's shoulder, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, torticollis, hip dysplasia, Sever's, Osgood Schlatter, patellofemoral pain, femoral anterversion, Femoral acetabular impingement, pre and postoperative orthopedic surgeries), cardiopulmonary systems (i.e., cystic fibrosis).
These are just a few diagnoses we treat along with many others to help your child in any one of the following ways:
- Reach age-appropriate developmental milestones (e.g., crawl, sit, stand, walk, run)
- Improve participation in age-appropriate gross motor skills, school activities, or sports with peers
- Rehabilitate from an orthopedic or neurological surgery
- Improve flexibility, movement skills, strength, mobility, posture, balance, and endurance
- Enhance the ability to negotiate important environments (home, school, job, community)
- Improve self confidence
JumpStart's pediatric physical therapists strive to help each patient maximize his or her abilities. Your child's treatment always begins with a thorough evaluation by one of our physical therapists to assess the areas in which your child may have difficulty functioning. After examining your child, the therapist discusses the findings with you and establishes a plan of care that will allow your child to reach his/her individual goals, including an exercise program for carryover at home.