Why do infants and children need physical therapy?
Infants and children may need physical therapy for a variety of reasons including but not limited to:
*Delayed motor skills
*Low muscle tone
*Muscular or orthopedic issues
*Congenital disorders and neuromuscular issues (such as down syndrome, cerebral palsy, fragile X syndrome, etc)
How do we do PT with little ones?
Physical therapy sessions are conducted in children's natural setting such as their home, daycare, or playground. PT sessions are play based using age appropriate toys and activities to facilitate movement, muscle strengthening, increase balance and to progress a child's motor abilities.
The key to helping children achieve their goals is by empowering parents and caregivers to perform therapy activities and exercises with each child outside of therapy. It is this consistency and continuity that allows each infant or child to progress in all areas of development.