Physical Therapy Services
Our Physical Therapists work with families to address challenges and delays in the areas of gross motor development, motor planning, and developing typical movement patterns. This may include addressing broader areas, such as normal development and quality of movement and/or more specific areas, such as muscle tone, strength, range of motion, coordination, balance, and sensory integration. We treat children from birth to adolescence with limitations related to a variety of needs including injury, disease, or congenital conditions.
Here is an example of a child who would benefit from physical therapy services:
You notice your son doesn't quite walk the way other kids do. He falls a lot, often at the most random times. He cannot keep up with other kids his age, so he is often left behind and now has learned to play by himself. Catching and throwing are difficult for him, and adjectives such as "clumsy" often come to mind when you try to describe the way your child moves.
In this situation, physical therapists would analyze the way he walks and isolate the weaknesses that prevent him from having a normal gait. A PT could help him develop the balance reactions and coordination he requires to keep up with his peers. They would also help him gain back his flexibility and strength. Physical therapy would help your child be independent and successful in his physical endeavors.
It is important to remember that a child's motor growth and development occurs on a spectrum with general guidelines for development in certain age ranges. No two children will develop identically and a delay does not always indicate the need for therapeutic intervention. Therapy Source is here to help. Our skilled therapists can provide guidance and thorough evaluations to determine your child's level of need and help build the path to their success.
We offer multiple specialty treatment options geared to fit your child's needs including PENS therapy, Vital Stim, Handwriting without Tears, Feeding therapy and more.