What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is a field of science concerned with the ability and quality of motor skills or large motor activities related to movement. The patient referred to physical therapy may be disabled or delayed by illness, accident, birth defect or complications. This may result in the patient having abnormal muscle tone, impaired balance, decreased functional movement, weakness, or poor coordination. A Physical Therapist's (PT) role includes examination, evaluation, and interventions toward achieving the highest functional outcomes for each patient/client. Patient may attend therapy for 1-2 sessions, or continue on for many months depending on their age and level of disability. A treatment plan is developed which includes a home program for the patient/family/caregiver to carry out at home.
Achieve Beyond Pediatric Physical Therapy
Achieve Beyond specializes in physical therapy services that help infants and children develop independence and safety allowing them to participate in their own environments including home, school and community settings. At Achieve Beyond, our pediatric physical therapists work to develop the motor skills of children to make them independent at a higher level including:
- Muscle tone and strength
- Posture/postural control
- Pre-gait and gait training
- Body alignment
- Environmental adaptations/seating and positioning
- Wheelchair positioning and mobility
- Balance and Coordination
- Increasing Range of motion
Our licensed pediatric physical therapists use their passion for helping children to examine, evaluate and develop an individualized program to increase the child’s motor skills. These programs usually integrate various treatment approaches into entertaining “play” therapy techniques that enhance the child’s capabilities. These services are done with or without assistive movement devices (crutches, wheelchair, etc). Our PTs strive to help each child Achieve Beyond and reach the maximum potential of their abilities.