What is PT?
“Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments…. Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving.” (Section on Pediatrics, American Physical Therapy Association – The ABCs of Pediatric Physical Therapy)
Our mission at RL Therapy Group:
At RL Therapy Group, our goal is to support your child’s development of gross motor skills through parent/caregiver guidance, education and support. We believe that supporting and educating families/caregivers provides the best outcome for every child.
Our therapists are skilled in treating:
- Motor dysfunction
- Coordination Dysfunction
- Vestibular dysfunction
- Balance impairment
- Toe walking
- Myofascial tightness
- Gross motor developmental delay
- Equipment assessment and management
Does my child need to see a pediatric PT?
PT’s can help children and their family with many concerns, including:
- Delay in general gross motor milestones (e.g. late walkers)
- Genetic, muscular or neurological diagnosis
- Flattening of the head or tightness of the neck
- Poor balance, motor planning and/or coordination
- Muscle weakness or muscle tightness
- Recovery/rehabilitation from sport related injuries
- Need for durable medical equipment (e.g. braces, wheelchair, walker)