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Physical Therapy

Helping Your Child Grow

Physical Therapy (PT) focuses on optimizing a child’s functional mobility — their ability to move in order to accomplish daily tasks and activities — in order to help them participate in the home, at school, and in other community environments. 

At Learning Tree Therapy, our focus is on increasing your child’s safety and independence with functional mobility. Some of the areas we help with include:

Physical Therapy can help by improving your child’s strength, balance, flexibility, motor control, coordination, and gross motor skills through age-appropriate developmental play. An important part of our PT is educating, equipping and empowering parents, to help optimize the carryover from our clinic into your child’s home, school, and community environments. Our goal is to help each child THRIVE in his or her own unique way!

PT Services are often provided for:

Gross Motor Developmental Delays

Gross motor delays can affect a child’s ability to engage with their environment. This could impact a child’s mobility and independence with gaining developmental skills such as crawling, pulling to stand, walking, running, and jumping.

Neurologic Impairments

Neuromuscular abnormalities can affect a child’s muscle tone, movement patterns, orthopedic alignment, motor control, and cognitive processing. Physical therapy can help treat the symptoms associated with neurological conditions to optimize mobility, independence, and safety so your child can be mobile and engage with their environment.

Orthopedic Abnormalities, Injuries, and Pain

Our PTs will assess for normal development of your child’s musculoskeletal system, as well as for acute and chronic injuries and pain. This may include evaluating the need for orthotics to improve your child’s independence, safety, and function.

Getting Started with Physical Therapy

  1. One of our amazing licensed and certified Physical Therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to evaluate your child’s gross motor skills, which can be impacted by strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, in addition to other musculoskeletal and neuromuscular impairments.
  2. Based on our assessment, we’ll develop a customized plan for your child’s therapy and how we can best support you as a family. Our goal is to maximize your child’s potential by working collaboratively with our families and other professionals.
  3. We’ll carry out our plan, and we’ll reassess and adjust it as needed to evolve with your child’s changing needs. Eventually, we hope you won’t need us anymore — but we’re happy to be here as long as you do!