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3dpt Pediatric Physical TherapyPhysical therapists have a strong knowledge base of anatomy and movement. They perform assessments to recognize dysfunctions in almost every system of the body and provide interventions to promote optimal physical function and health. Often times, physical therapists will specialize in a specific area of physical therapy (for example, Orthopedics, Neuro, Pediatrics). Pediatric physical therapists specialize in working with children – newborns to young adults, and everything in between. In the pediatric setting, physical therapists use clinical reasoning and evidence based practice to improve independence, facilitate motor and developmental skills, increase strength and flexibility, improve endurance and fitness, and increase participation in age appropriate gross motor activities. Pediatric physical therapists collaborate closely with families to develop individualized treatment programs centered around the wants and needs of the child.

A common misconception is that physical therapy is physical therapy. PT is so diverse! With this in mind, it is very important to seek out a pediatric physical therapist for your child. Even better, you can go on the American Physical Therapy Association website and find a board certified Pediatric Physical Therapist in your area (http://www.abpts.org/FindaSpecialist/).

3dpt Pediatric Physical TherapyThe services a pediatric physical therapist can offer include:

  • Assessment of developmental and gross motor skills – to help make sure your child is reaching milestones on time
  • Upper/lower extremity and spine evaluation – to make sure things are moving the way they should be
  • Assessment of balance, gait, and mobility – to make sure your child is walking, running, and hopping the way he or she should be
  • Assessment for brace or orthotic needs – to help make sure your child has good alignment from head to toe
  • Assistive device and equipment assessment – to help promote independent mobility, no matter your child's skill set

3dpt Pediatric Physical TherapyPediatric PT's work with children with a range of diagnoses, including, but not limited to:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Connective tissue diseases (such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome)
  • Coordination or balance disorders
  • Developmental delay
  • Gross motor delays
  • Hypertonia
  • Hypotonia
  • Juvenille Rheumatoid Arthritis/Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Neuromuscular disorders ( such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth)
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trisomy 21

If you think your child will benefit from an evaluation by a skilled pediatric physical therapist, call 3 Dimensional Physical Therapy at 609-714-3378 or email any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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"The team at 3DPT is made up of dedicated and caring Physical Therapists whose expertise and hands-on approach are what I seek for my patients. It is their fundamental philosophy that has made my professional experiences with them nothing short of exemplary."

     -      Dr. Kathryn Gollotto, DO - Orthopedic Reconstruction Specialists