How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Child!

Posted by Peter Harris

| Pediatrics Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists work with children of all ages to develop their gross motor skills to allow them to better explore their environment and participate in typical childhood activities. We work with children and their families to help each child reach their maximal potential to function independently and participate in their community.

As movement experts, pediatric physical therapists collaborate with families to design a treatment plan that best meets each child’s needs.

Services often address the following in their plan of care:

  • developmental activities
  • strengthening
  • endurance
  • balance
  • coordination
  • tone management
  • posture
  • positioning
  • orthotics, prosthetics, and motor learning

Learn More About Physical Therapy

Typically, we work with infants and toddlers who aren’t meeting their motor milestones and older children who have trouble keeping up with their peers in school or extra-curricular activities.

We treat children with a wide variety of diagnoses such as Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Torticollis.

If you'd like to receive a free screening at our to see how your child could benefit from a physical therapist, please contact our Point Loma/Liberty Station clinic:

Contact our Pediatric Clinic

Our very own pediatric PT Mary Compton can assist you and your child. She has extensive experience working with children. She can help assess your child's needs and create a plan of care to help with a wide variety of diagnoses.

Want to learn more? Contact us today to speak with one of our professionals, and learn more about how physical therapy can help your child. 

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Author Bio:

Peter embodies the essence and culture of Therapy Specialists. He represents our outpatient clinics to physicians and payers who are interested in working with Therapy Specialists to provide multi-disciplinary therapy services to their patients. He has been working with healthcare personnel and providers in San Diego for the last few years and has made a significant contribution to enhancing our established reputation for quality care in the community. In addition to his responsibility as director of outpatient sales, you have probably seen Peter’s work on our social media sites where he is responsible for curating and posting valuable content for our patients, associates, and business partners. He is also a part-owner of Therapy Specialists and serves on our Board of Directors helping to lead and guide our organization into the future.