Restoring, Maintaining, and Promoting Optimal Physical Function
Physical therapy is a dynamic allied health profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. Pediatric physical therapists are health care professionals who help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life.
An infant, child or teenager who is referred to physical therapy may have a disability from birth, as a result of illness, accident, or there may be no known cause. This may result in them having abnormal muscle tone, muscle weakness, impaired balance, decreased functional movement, pain, or poor coordination.
At Lampert’s Therapy Group we specialize in working with children from birth to 18 years of age as well as adults with developmental disabilities.
Our pediatric physical therapists are specifically trained to help children improve mobility, motor development, posture, strength, range of motion, balance and coordination. This is accomplished through exercise, play, specific techniques, specialized equipment, and home programs that encourage the child to move in ways that develop their motor skills.
Pediatric physical therapists focus on movement dysfunctions and help children learn how to move independently or with assistive devices including walkers, wheelchairs, or crutches. We assess the need for braces or orthotics and perform evaluations for adaptive equipment. Our goal is to help each child reach his or her fullest potential.
Our pediatric physical therapists develop a unique plan for each child, and they are seen on an individual basis. Goals often focus on helping a child achieve developmental milestones such as sitting, crawling, standing, and walking.