From sprained ankles on the soccer field to impaired brain development affecting motor skills, there are many childhood injuries, conditions, and diseases that can be effectively treated with physical therapy. If your child is having difficulty moving, it can hamper their experience of daily life, leading to withdrawal at school and at home. Children should be able to explore the world around them without worrying about pain or impaired motion. At Omix Therapies, we strongly believe in the power of physical therapy to transform a child’s quality of life.
Many diseases and disorders have an impact on children’s motor skills. With the help of physical therapy, your child can learn to manage their symptoms. Our physical therapists are experienced in working with children who have:
Children may also have orthopedic issues resulting from accidental injury or congenital problems, such as:
Pediatric physical therapy uses many of the same techniques as adult PT. Since children’s bodies are smaller and still growing, they may be able to bounce back better from certain types of injuries. Conversely, it is even more important to treat children’s injuries and diseases as soon as possible to prevent them from interfering with physical, mental, and emotional development.
The overall objective of physical therapy is to help your child interact with the world with the greatest possible range of motion and the least possible pain and discomfort. To that end, there are specific skills and traits that we work to improve in physical therapy:
To achieve these goals, we employ techniques ranging from neuromuscular electrical stimulation to physical exercises such as Pilates and therapeutic strengthening and stretching. You will be involved in every aspect of the process, helping us develop a treatment plan that fits with your child’s physical and emotional needs.
Adults approach physical therapy with a much different mindset. They are aware of their injury or condition, have actively sought out a solution, and usually cooperate with treatments. Children have much different needs. They may be scared, frustrated, or not understand why they are in therapy. They may feel that they have done something wrong, even if their condition is present from birth. For pediatric physical therapy, the parent and therapist must work together to provide a nurturing environment for the child. Sessions are structured as fun or as playtime, so the child will find therapy enjoyable as well as useful.
Contact Omix Therapies if your child is in need of physical therapy. We’ll work closely with you to treat your child’s condition and make them feel welcome and safe.