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Athletico Physical Therapy, For Kids!

by Amy Swain2 Comments

Many people see or hear Athletico Physical Therapy and relate our name to the treatment of athletes or joint replacement rehabilitation. However, Athletico offers a variety of quality care options, including Pediatric Physical Therapy!

Approximately 50 of our clinicians are pediatric specialists. From the ages of 0 to 18 our clinicians LOVE kids and have taken additional courses to specialize in the treatment of diagnoses specific to infants and children. With a strong orthopedic background, Athletico Pediatric Specialists think outside of the box when treating children. For example, in an infant with torticollis (tilted head and neck tightness), we can use specific massage and taping techniques built upon our years of previous experience in manual therapy and taping.

Athletico pediatric specialists often work with children who have orthopedic conditions

athletico pediatric physical therapy for kidsTheir goals are to get them back to a full level of function. To do this, in addition to the quality care offered, our pediatrics team goes above and beyond to make physical therapy fun! New and creative ways to do so stay top of mind of our therapists! Whether creating an obstacle course, playing a balancing game, or smearing putty on a wall, kids become stronger and accomplish their goals while never really feeling like they are in therapy.

We want everyone to be involved

When working with an Athletico Pediatric Specialist, the physical therapist, patient, parents and physician are involved at all levels of care. This begins by developing trust with every guardian, educating them about their child’s condition and always including them in the child’s rehabilitation plan. Furthermore, Athletico physical therapists take pride in building relationships with pediatricians, as well as pediatric orthopedic specialists. Whenever possible, we look to meet with your preferred physician and/or pediatrician to ease communication and provide a continuum of care at all levels. This type of relationship amongst the patient, parent, physical therapist, and physician creates the optimal treatment experience.

Common diagnoses our Pediatrics Physical Therapists treat include:

  • Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Developmental Delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Toe-walking
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Growth-plate injuries
  • Sports-related injuries

Come to your local Athletico today and see what our therapists can do for you and your family!

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