HomePhysical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Joyful Motion Physical Therapists (PT) address the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and sensory systems with the end goal of increasing the efficiency of each child’s motor system and their ability to move, learn and function within any environment.

Each infant and child is evaluated for range of motion, posture, strength, muscle tone, balance, gross motor skills, floor mobility, getting to an upright posture, and gait. The Physical Therapists look at the whole child, including sensory integration, vision, eye-hand coordination, attention, auditory processing, behavior, etc. to determine what “missing component” may be hindering their motor systems.

The programs will be set up to incorporate fun, playful activities whenever possible. This fosters the love of movement and learning, resulting in more functional and long-lasting outcomes.
This department also has extensive knowledge of foot biomechanics and function. The PTs can work in conjunction with the child’s orthopedist and/or the referring physical therapist to evaluate and cast for orthotic needs. Physical Therapists recommend adaptive equipment and/or home mobility equipment necessary for achieving upright posture, such as standers, or for getting around their environment, such as walking assistance equipment or wheelchairs.

Particular specialties of physical therapists include the following:

  • Postural Disorders
  • Painful Conditions
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Physical Agent Modalities
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NES)
  • Electrical Trigger Point Stimulation (ETPS)
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS)
  • Breathing and Pulmonary Exercises
  • Gait and Balance Training
  • Lite Gait System
  • Motor Planning
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Casting for Fabrication of Cascade (R) Orthotics
  • Orthotic Fitting and Follow-up
  • Wheelchair Fitting
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Post-Botox Injection Follow-up

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