Physical therapists have expertise in movement, motor development (motor planning, sequencing, coordination, and normalization of abnormal movement patterns), and body function (eg, strength and endurance). They apply clinical reasoning during examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention for children, youth, and young adults. As primary health care providers, PTs also promote health and wellness as they implement a wide variety of supports in collaboration with families, communities, and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists.
• Gait Training
• Gross Motor/Developmental Skills
• Adaptive Equipment/Orthotics
• Atypical Movement Patterns
• Strength and Endurance Training
Diagnoses pediatric physical therapists treat include but are not limited to :
ADHD • Autism • Brachial plexus injuries • Cerebral palsy • Cognitive delays/Processing disorders • Congenital anomalies • Developmental delays • Down’s and other syndromes • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome • Gait deficits • Abnormalities in muscle tone (increased/decreased) • Prematurity • Seizure disorders • Sensory integration dysfunction • Spina Bifida • Torticollis