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Pediatric Orthopedics

Pediatric physical therapy can treat a wide range of orthopedic issues in children, including:

  • Developmental disorders: Physical therapy can help children with developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Down syndrome improve their mobility, strength, and balance.

  • Sports injuries: Children who participate in sports may experience injuries such as sprains, strains, and fractures, which can be effectively treated with physical therapy.

  • Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a condition that causes abnormal curvature of the spine. Physical therapy can help children with scoliosis improve their posture, reduce pain, and prevent further progression of the condition.

  • Torticollis: Torticollis is a condition that causes a child's head to tilt to one side. Physical therapy can help stretch and strengthen the muscles involved to improve head position and neck movement.

  • Toe walking: a gait abnormality where a person walks on the balls of their feet instead of using their heels to make contact with the ground. Physical therapy can be an effective treatment option for toe walking, especially when it is caused by tightness or weakness in the calf muscles.

  • Joint pain and stiffness: Children may experience joint pain and stiffness due to conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which can be effectively managed with physical therapy.

  • Gait abnormalities: Children with gait abnormalities, such as toe walking or flat feet, can benefit from physical therapy to improve their walking pattern and overall mobility.

Overall, pediatric physical therapy can help children with a wide range of orthopedic issues improve their strength, mobility, and function, allowing them to better participate in everyday activities and enjoy a higher quality of life.

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