Many parents think of physical therapy as therapy for injuries. While that is a big part of adult rehabilitation, physical therapy for children plays a much different role. Certainly, if a child breaks an arm or leg, physical therapy is a necessary step in your child's rehabilitation. Pediatric Physical Therapy services are also designed to promote strong gross motor skills. We work with children to help them sit, crawl, walk, run, jump, and with balance coordination. We also can help your child with physical, developmental or neurological disabilities, musculoskeletal problems, as well as cardiopulmonary diagnoses. We use several different techniques to enhance the stimuli and cognitive skills that would normally be provided by play and exploration. Our services will help your child achieve independence. Our clinic also has a strong foundation in working with children in a school setting. We'll provide your child the tools necessary for integrating into their classroom environment. Here is a helpful list you can use in determining if your child would benefit from physical therapy:
   
 
  Delayed or difficulty rolling, crawling, walking, running or jumping
  Your baby has a flat spot on their head
  Your child has a diagnoses of muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or spina bifida
  Poor posture
  Balance problems
  Lack of strength and/or endurance
  Activity level is very low
  Over or Under reaction to touch or noises
  Need training with the use of assistive devices, such as crutches
  Need for orthotics
  Any other physical problem your concerned about
   
  We have a strong belief that a parent's instinct plays a vital role in determining "something's just not right". Our screenings at Little Heroes are always free. If we feel your child will benefit from our services, we'll work hand-in-hand with your child's doctor to make it a completely stress-free process. Call us today for that peace of mind.