Building Blocks Pediatric, Marietta, GA Occupational Therapy, OT, Physical Therapy, PT, Speech Therapy, SP, Marietta, GA
 
What is
Physical Therapy?
Pediatric Physical Therapy is provided to children from birth to twenty-one who are experiencing functional limitations or disability due to a disorder, a disease process, or trauma. The goals of treatment are to diminish impairments and to prevent or
decrease disability, while enhancing reflexes, improving tone, range of motion, and strength, as well as motor skills and functions. Treatment may be focused on improving developmental tasks, motor planning, manipulation skills, balance, and/or coordination.
 
Building Blocks Pediatric, Marietta, GA Occupational Therapy, OT, Physical Therapy, PT, Speech Therapy, SP, Marietta, GA
The child may present with difficulties with positioning, ambulation, communication, attention, cognition, and/or motor function. The Physical Therapist will: assess for range of motion, muscle tone, and strength, determine the presence or absence of developmental reflexes, and create a treatment plan to enhance motor function while decreasing the influence of any issues that would interfere with acquiring motor skills that are appropriate for your child’s age. The P.T. will develop an extensive home program, which you and any other caregivers will be able to perform in your home.
 
Your Physical Therapist will make recommendations regarding stretching and other exercises, therapeutic handling, functional activities, seating and positioning, orthotics, and assisting devices. Standardized tests might be administered to measure and monitor improvement, as well as to help identify short and long-term goals that will be customized for your child. Your Physical Therapist will be instrumental in choosing appropriate adaptive equipment for the classroom or home.

Children that would benefit from Physical Therapy have diagnoses that would include, but not be limited to: Developmental Delays due to prematurity, Neurological Disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Hypotonia, Genetic Syndromes, i.e. Down Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Musculoskeletal Disorders, such as scoliosis, Arthrogryposis, Muscular Dystrophy, Torticollis, Club Feet, Orthopedic Injuries, Spinal Cord Injury, Autism, Cancer, or other Trauma.
 
 
 
Common conditions a Physical Therapist may treat include:
 

Arthrogryposis

Ataxia

Autism

Cerebral Palsy

Coordination Difficulties

Delays in Gross Motor Development

Down Syndrome

Hypotonia

Hydrocephalus

Motor Planning Difficulties

Muscular Dystrophy

Musculoskeletal Impairments

Neuromotor Conditions

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)

Spina Bifida

Toe Walking

Torticollis

 
 
 
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