Physical Therapy Overview


Who needs Physical Therapy (PT)? Children who have suffered an injury, undergone surgery, have a congenital condition or developmental delays can benefit from physical therapy programs. MSED can offer physical therapy for kids with a variety of needs for children ages 0-18. Our Physical Therapist can assess joint range of motion, muscle power, neurological function, motor control and posture to improve a child’s balance, coordination, strength and endurance within their school environment.  

Why is PT important? We realize that a child’s job is to play! Physical Therapists are concerned with a child’s ability to participate in movement activities such as crawling, walking, running, playing games and participating in sports. In addition, Physical Therapists can help the children who rely on mobility devices learn to navigate safely in various environments in their educational setting.  

How long will my child need PT? Every child is different and as such, we treat each child like an individual. Physical Therapy for students with significant developmental delays and other disabilities may require more time and frequency.

What type of tools does a therapist use?  Therapists use music, balls, manipulatives, and age appropriate games to engage the children in each therapy session.
 


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