Children have different physical therapy needs than adults for their injuries or functional limitations. At IBJI, we offer one on one care for children to help improve their function and allow them to return to normal activities, or to improve their current level of function. The program is designed for children with orthopedic, musculoskeletal, congenital, or developmental conditions. Physical therapy can help children increase strength, flexibility, mobility, and balance to allow them to return to all normal activities or improve function after an injury. Treatments are based on a child's individual needs and may incorporate strengthening, stretching, therapeutic play, functional mobility training, taping techniques, parent/caregiver education, and proprioception/balance training. 

Common diagnoses of patients appropriate for pediatric physical therapy include:

  • Gait Abnormalities including: toe walking, in-toeing
  • Orthopedic injuries/concerns including: fractures, soft tissue injuries, hip dysplasia, and sports related injuries. 
  • Muscular weakness 
  • Hypotonia 
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis 

 

Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at: