Pediatric Physical Therapy in Denver and Across Colorado
We provide personalized, home-based therapy services for children from birth to 18 years of age with short term to acute diagnosis. Our specialized pediatric physical therapy team is specifically trained in pediatrics and dedicated to providing skilled, evidence based, patient focused care. We provide physical therapy for children in a nurturing environment that promotes those we serve to grow, learn, play and thrive while receiving care in the security of their home. Our team of specialists works with the family, physicians and specialists to create the best individualized plan for your child.
Physical Therapy for Children: Evaluations, Recommendations, Options, and Individualized Goals
When you or your physician contacts Solace with a concern, we schedule a comprehensive evaluation with one of our pediatric Physical Therapists (PT) in your home. A physical therapist is an expert in moving and function, and specializes in children’s therapy. Our pediatric therapy PT’s have their Master’s or PHd from an accredited physical therapy program, NPTE and are licensed in Colorado. Our therapist will thoroughly discuss the evaluation, recommendations, options, individualized goals and assist you in working with your child at home. If an evaluation identifies a developmental delay (a child doesn’t just “grow out of it”), pediatric physical therapy (pediatric PT) is usually recommended and an individualized plan of care is created to meet your child’s specific needs. A pediatric physical therapy therapist will come to your home or your child’s school (or another natural setting) so that your child will be at ease and learn in the best environment.
Comprehensive Pediatric Physical Therapy Assists with the Following and More:
- Strengthening – Core strength, balance, control
- Flexibility – increase range of motion, and improve overall movement
- Balance – Muscles are able to control posture and keep the body upright
- Coordination – Coordinating both sides of their body can have difficulty completing daily living tasks
- Positioning – Positioning your infant to switch the direction that they are laying is recommended to prevent flatness to one side of their head.
- Gross Motor Skills – Require whole body movement such as walking or sitting upright at the table
- Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) – developed to help children who have difficulty controlling movement as a result of neurological challenges
- Functional Mobility – a person’s ability to move around their environment and complete everyday tasks.
- Neurological Disorders – Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke
- Developmental Milestones – As babies grow and develop certain milestones are often celebrated
- Range of Motion – the measurement of the amount of movement around a specific joint or body part
- Locomotor Skills – Running, Skipping, Jumping; the foundation of human movement
- Play skills – throwing & hitting balls, problem solve challenges and generalize skills from one activity/toy to another
Developmental Milestones and When to Work with a Pediatric PT
We provide a wide variety of child therapy services across Colorado, including physical therapy for children, speech/language, pediatric occupational, and nursing services. These services take place in your own home, or in a pre-school or natural setting. Our therapists see children across Colorado from birth who have documented developmental delays, or who are at risk for such delays. Our mission as a team is to provide quality children’s therapy that will help each child reach his or her full potential with minimal disruption to their daily lives and activities (learn more about our team here). In-home care allows for this minimal disruption and optimal growth.
Development varies for each individual child, but common milestones are reach for learning to speak, play, act, and move. The milestones listed below are broad guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Knowing what to expect is helpful so you can talk to your child’s physician if you have any concerns about development. If you are concerned about your child’s development in the way they act, move, speak or play, it is best to speak with your child’s pediatrician. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for general development using standardized, validated tools at their well-child visits at 9, 18, and 24 or 30 months. Autism screenings usually take place at 18 and 24 months (or when a parent or their healthcare provider has a concern). Here at Solace, we know that you know your child best. If you or your doctor thinks there might be a developmental delay with your child, you may reach out to our team and be referred for an evaluation with our pediatric PT therapists.
Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
We now provide pediatric orthopedic physical therapy in the comforts of your own home. Orthopedics focuses on the correction of functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system which includes all bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and joints. Many of the impairments could be due to sports injuries, accidents, post-operative procedures and many other concerns. Don’t worry about long wait lists, busy schedules, or traffic, let our child therapy services come to you! We believe that the consistency of pediatric PT in your home for orthopedic diagnoses surpasses your typical office visit and allows uninterrupted one-on-one patient care for your child. Our highly trained and experienced clinicians will provide skilled pediatric physical therapy in Denver and across Colorado through thorough evaluations, assessments, and treatment plans with you and your child’s best interest in mind. Each patient and their family will have one on one treatment in their home or on the playing field to improve schedules and stress of transportation! Home exercise programs will provide detailed home specific rehabilitation exercises that will improve consistency and overall outcomes.