Pediatric Physical Therapists
Our Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments and any area of life. Our Physical therapist team is comprised of highly skilled and empathic therapists that use evidence-informed practice which is the integration of research findings, our clinical expertise, and family priorities, preferences and concerns to integrate our children’s evaluations to promote their overall health and wellness.
At In2Great Pediatric Therapies
our PT team has expertise in movement, motor development, and body function (e.g., strength and endurance). Our PT team applies clinical reasoning during our individualized examinations, evaluations, diagnosis, and intervention for infants, toddlers, children, youth, and young adults. As primary health care providers, our PT team also promote health and wellness as we implement a wide variety of supports in collaboration with families, communities, and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists.
Our Physical therapy specialists
have expertise and specialized training in but limited to NDT, ( neuro developmental treatment), TMR, ( Total Motion Release), MFR, ( Myofascial Release techniques), RI, (Reflex Integration), Manual Muscle Testing, Kinesiotaping principles, Serial Casting for joint limitations. Our pediatric team has a broad knowledge of the developmental principles of Normal Development from the First Twelve Months of Life on a component basis with respect to understanding how abnormal development evolves and can be intervened and minimized.
Our Physical Therapy treatment can include , but is not at all limited to :
- Assisted technology training
- Atypical movement patterns seen in infants and toddlers
- Balance and Coordination
- Cardiopulmonary and Breath Support techniques
- Daily care activities and routines
- Developmental Milestones
- Equipment design, fabrication, and fittings
- Equipment appropriateness for infants and toddlers
- Endurance training for Low Muscle tone
- Gait training and gait abnormalities
- Muscle tone Management; equipment for tone management
- Motor planning and motor learning principles
- Orthotic and Prosthetic management
- Pain Management for Orthopedic needs
- Postural Control and Positioning and management
- Range of Motion
- Skeletal /Postural Abnormalities and management
- Strengthening for Trunk and Bilateral upper and lower extremities
Diagnoses treated by our In2great Physical Therapy team include and are not limited to:
- Ataxia or other Gait related impairments
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy and related problems
- Chromosomal Abnormalities
- Down’s Syndrome
- Gait Training
- Genetic Disorders
- Gross Motor Delays
- Idiopathic Toe Walking and related casting/Brace considerations for such problems
- Health and Wellness
- Hypotonia or Hypertonia
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Orthopedic injuries/ status post immobilization/ Rehab
- Postural Mal-alignments
- Plagiocephaly and or Brachycephaly
- Safety and Health Promotion/Prevention principles
- Seizure Disorders
- Spina Bifida
- Sports Injuries
- Strength and Endurance Training
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Spinal Cord Injury
- s/p Tethered cord repair
- Torticollis and s/p Torticollis surgical intervention rehabilitation
Parents and Families have a primary role in their Child’s development.
Our In2Great PT team collaborates with our families to promote development and implement an individualized intervention program. Our families are supported through our coordination of services with other disciplines, advocacy, and assistance to enhance the development of their children. This can include:
- Positioning during daily activities and routines
- Adapting toys for play
- Expanding mobility options
- Using equipment effectively
- Facilitating safety for the home and community
- Accessing community programs and resources
- Supporting and educating family caregiving and caregivers
- Smoothing transitions from Early Intervention to treatment augmentation, school, and into adult life.
The process of supporting children and our families begins with the interview, intake information, conversation to identify the child’s needs, family concerns, and continues with an examination and evaluation of the child in the context of their routines and daily activities. Once a PT treatment plan is determined, parents and families are provided rationales to help them change or augment wanted behaviors or motor patterns. Our parents are informed of best practices, and get opportunities for return demonstrations to enhance wanted motor patterns for optimizing their development and repeated work at home through home programming. We provide written, verbal and physical opportunities to enhance positive physical therapy outcomes. Our PT team will collaborate and consult with school physical therapists and early interventionists to engage and maintain connection and collaboration of family goals.
Our PT team provides confidential collaboration with our families via in- person treatment, text, telehealth options and zoom if necessary, during constrained times.
Our physical therapists and ( any physical therapist assistants) must be graduates of accredited educational programs and comply with rules of state licensure and practice guidelines. Additional credentials related to specialization in content, and skills described earlier, or other academic degrees, may be used to recognize an individual’s advanced knowledge and skills through the APTA and the ABPTS.
Talk to your Primary Caregiver/ or Schedule an Appointment: Areas that our In2Great PT team can help and are not limited to these following questions you may have:
- Does your child have delays in their gross motor milestones or skills you notice?
- Is your child clumsy or fall more often than expected?
- Does your child have poor balance or coordination you notice?
- Does your child struggle with sport activities or in PE classes?
- Does your child have trouble navigating the playground equipment?
- Does your child have trouble keeping up with their same-aged peers?
- Does your child walk pigeon-toed, knock-kneed, or on their toes?
- Does your infant have a noticeable flat spot on the back of their head?
- Has your child been told of a diagnosis of a chronic condition?
Our Pediatric Physical Therapy Team Can Help!!!
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