Pediatric physical therapy focuses on helping children of all ages become as independent and fit as possible with respect to strength, endurance, balance, coordination and mobility. This includes in the home, community, school and playground.
Our pediatric physical therapists at Oceanside Therapy Group draw from years of expertise and a variety of approaches, focusing on enhancing your child’s development, restoring function and preventing disability from developmental or neurological conditions, illness or injury.
Pediatric therapy is also aimed at the prevention of injury by teaching proper use of the body during movement, as well as how to move safely and efficiently while at school or play. Our Oceanside, CA pediatric physical therapists often make recommendations regarding the use and fit of adaptive equipment as well as other accommodations to enhance proper positioning, skill acquisition or increased mobility in an effort to further promote functional independence.
The pediatric physical therapists at Oceanside Therapy Group focus on the following areas:
- Difficulty Learning to Walk
- Dalance Difficulties
- Decreased Independent Mobility
- Wheelchair Fitting and Positioning
- Sports Injuries and Orthopedic Problems
- Orthotics and Adaptive Equipment
- Gross Motor Delays/ Coordination
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Range of Motion and Strengthening
- Genetic Disorders
- Developmental Delay
- Neuromuscular Disorders and Poor Coordination
- Low Muscle Tone
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Myelodysplasia (Spina Bifida)
Pediatric Physical Therapy
“Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children and families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments. Physical therapists use their expertise in movement and apply clinical reasoning through a process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention. Pediatric physical therapy increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving. Families are supported through coordination of services that may include: Positioning during daily routines and activities, adapting toys for play, expanding mobility options, using equipment effectively, facilitating safety for the home and community, providing information on the child’s physical and health care needs, and smoothing transitions from early childhood to school and into adult life” (Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Fact Sheet, 2019).
Pediatric physical therapy can help your child develop to their fullest potential. Sessions with an Oceanside physical therapist at our facility are safe, friendly and encouraging. Contact Oceanside Therapy Group to schedule an evaluation at Oceanside, CA and begin therapy for your child!