Physical Therapy 

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What is Physical

 Therapy?

 

Pediatric physical therapy is specifically geared towards the development of the lives and daily function of children who suffer from a wide range of injuries and congenital conditions. Our role as pediatric therapists is to work with the child and their family to assist each child reach their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation at home, in school, and in the community.

Physical therapy at AMP focuses on movement. We analyze each child to maximize and facilitate normal motor development while developing functional independence. We promote health and wellness in children in their natural environment. Our team collaborates with medical, educational, and families to promote maximal physical functioning based on the needs of each child. Physical therapy can facilitate the best physical development by addressing flexibility, strength, and energy efficiency with movement in order to optimize play and daily activities.

How does  

Physical

Therapy Work?

 

What are the benefits of Physical Therapy?

 

  • Reduce or eliminate pain.

  • Improve mobility.

  • Recover from or prevent a sports injury.

  • Improve balance and prevent falls.

  • increase and maintain muscle strength and endurance

  • Restore and increase joint range of motion

  • Increase coordination​

  • Decrease stress

  • Decrease muscle contraction and spasticity

  • Reduce joint inflammation 

  • Promote healing of soft tissue lesions

  • Prevent contracture and deformation of limbs

  • Promote mobility through walking or use of wheel vehicle 

  • Improve ability in everyday activities such as self-care and play

 

WHAT CAN YOU HOPE THE OUTCOMES TO BE?

Children suffering from physical conditions are expected to be able to live and move in a healthy manner. Therapists at AMP will track the progress of each child, identifying existing problems that need additional treatment, and analyzing the patient’s overall condition. Outcomes include but are not limited to:

 

  • Gross motor skills, such as walking, jumping, kicking, and climbing the stairs, etc.

  • Balance and coordination

  • Strength and endurance

  • Developmental milestones, especially in the case of infants and toddlers with developmental delays

  • Fine motor skills, which are smaller actions, such as picking an object up with the fingers or wiggling the toes

 
 

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