Physical Therapy helps children improve motor development, strength, and overall physical function, while enhancing learning skills, behavior, and quality of life.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy improves a patient's motor development, physical ability, coordination, gait, and self-confidence. IPT's degreed and licensed Physical Therapists have advanced experience in pediatric sensory integration techniques, which offer accelerated therapeutic benefits.
Your child will receive a full evaluation, and if therapy is recommended, a customized treatment plan will address physical limitations with a unique blend of traditional physical therapy methods and sensory integration techniques. IPT's physical therapists engage patients in fun and motivating activities targeted to meet each child's individual treatment goals.
Does My Child Need Physical Therapy?
Children with mild to severe developmental differences due to known and unknown causes, and those with a sensory integration challenge (see Developmental Red Flags), may show significant improvement with sensory-focused physical therapy intervention.
The earlier a challenge is identified and treated, the better the outcome will be for your child's future success and happines.
Background and Benefits
Physical therapy dates back to Hippocrates in 460 B.C. and continues to grow to meet the expanding needs of patients in the 21st century.
At Integrative Pediatric Therapy clinics, Physical Therapy is used to treat children of all ages with an extensive range of health concerns, including: developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, sensory integration deficits, cerebral palsy, genetic disorders, accidents, sports injuries, surgical rehabilitation, and much more.
If you believe your child would benefit from Physical Therapy, ask your pediatrician for a medical referral to Integrated Pediatric Therapy for a full evaluation.