Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric Physical Therapy
The Leader in Physical Therapy for Children
Solace Pediatric Healthcare is the leading provider of pediatric nursing, family caregiver, occupational, physical, speech and feeding therapy services. Since 2005, our clinicians have provided pediatric physical therapy to children from birth to 21 years of age.
Our mission is to support you and your family in providing professional clinical evaluations, treatment options, resources and information so you feel empowered to make the best decision for your child and family. An ACHC-accredited company, we continuously demonstrate our commitment to quality, positive patient outcomes and safety.
Our pediatric physical therapists assist children in-home or via telehealth therapy in improving their gross motor skills by incorporating large muscle groups and to help children move their bodies how and when they want to the best of their abilities, and make their daily activities easier. Our PT team is specifically trained in pediatrics and dedicated to providing skilled, evidence-based, patient focused care.
Benefits of Pediatric In-Home Physical Therapy
Pediatric Physical Therapy: Comprehensive Evaluations, Individualized Goals
Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move. Development varies for each child so developmental milestones can be helpful in understanding what to expect at various ages. At Solace, we know that you know your child the best. If you or your child’s pediatrician thinks there might be a developmental delay, either of you may reach out to our team and refer your child for an evaluation with a pediatric therapist to determine if physical therapy is recommended for your child.
While developmental milestones focus on children 0-4 years, our team provides comprehensive pediatric physical therapy to children of all ages, up to 21 years of age.
We treat several disorders and focus on a variety of skills during pediatric therapy, including:
- 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
- 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 and hitting balls, problem solve challenges and generalize skills from one activity/toy to another
The Role of a Pediatric OT in Behavior Therapy
Our OTs have extensive experience in treating children that have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD affects 1 in 54 children in the United States. Many children with ADHD also have other disorders. Other conditions affecting children with ADHD include depression and Tourette syndrome.
The possibilities for a pediatric OT to help a child with ADHD or ASD are endless, and because each child is unique, an individualized approach is always used. Whether a child with autism struggles socially, emotionally or physically, a pediatric OT can be a great addition to the treatment team and can help foster long term, permanent change for a happier, healthier life.
Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
At Solace, we also provide pediatric orthopedic PT, which 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.
We believe that the consistency of pediatric orthopedic 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 provide skilled care through comprehensive evaluations, assessments, and treatment plans. Each patient and their family will have one-on-one treatment in their home or on the playing field that will include specific rehabilitation exercises to improve consistency and overall outcomes.
Schedule Physical Therapy for My Child
If you or your child’s school or pediatrician have concerns, the first step is to schedule a comprehensive evaluation with a pediatric physical therapist. At the evaluation, our therapists will conduct the evaluation and thoroughly discuss with you results, recommendations and options. If physical therapy is recommended, your pediatric physical therapist will create individualized goals and ongoing treatment plans for your child.
We offer comprehensive physical therapist services in the following locations.