Physical Therapy

Talk Play Grow offers Physical Therapy Evaluations and individualized treatment sessions.   Our licensed Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants use evidence-based treatment methods when treating our clients.   We understand that children learn best through play and work hard to make sure our therapy is fun and effective! 

What is Physical Therapy?

     In the pediatric outpatient setting, physical therapists are often musculoskeletal and movement specialists.  Physical therapists have in-depth knowledge about human musculoskeletal, neuromuscular,  and cardiovascular systems. Based on our PT's background in stages of development and biomechanics, we help children with mobility difficulties; whether they are behind on their gross motor milestones, recovering from injury/surgery, or not keeping up with other children their age.

     Through hands-on or developmental play techniques, pediatric physical therapist work to improve our client's ability to confidently move freely, with strength and ease, and become as independent as possible! 

​      Areas that PT's work on include, but are not limited to:

  • Gross motor skills

  • Alignment

  • Torticollis

  • Strength

  • Endurance

  • Balance and coordination

  • Motor control and motor planning

  • Body awareness

  • Pain relief

  • Flexibility

  • Gait mechanics

     

Does my child need Physical Therapy?

     As always, we encourage you to call us and discuss your concerns.  We will listen and help you decide if an evaluation is recommended.  We can help with developmental concerns, injuries, neurological or orthopedic conditions, and more!

Here are some things your child should be doing at certain ages:

     2 months -Holding their head up during “tummy time”

     4 months -Holding their head up without support in general and when sitting up
                       -Pushing up onto elbows during “tummy time”
                       -Bringing their hands to their mouth
                       -Reaching for and grabbing toys

     6 months  -Rolling over from tummy to back and vice versa
                        -Grabbing things and bringing them to their mouth
                        -Sitting up without support

     9 months -Pulling themselves up using a low wall/table/couch to stand

     15 months -Walking on their own

     18 months -Standing up from a sitting position on the floor without pushing up with their hands/arms or using furniture for                            support

     2 years -Walking steadily (without tripping or falling frequently)
                  -Running on their own

These are just some of the signs of a possible physical developmental delay. Visit the AAP website for more information.

 

Call us at 440.427.4433.  We'd be happy to help!

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