Pediatric physical therapy is the evaluation and treatment of physical impairments in children, ranging in age from newborn to mid-twenties. The goal of pediatric physical therapy is to assist children with physical challenges to maximize their independence and improve their mobility, self-care, and other functional skills necessary for daily living. A child's family plays an important part in pediatric physical therapy, including the development of client and family-centered goals.
Pediatric physical therapists are trained and licensed health care professionals who evaluate and treat children with physical impairments, disabilities and functional limitations resulting from injury or disease. They address the needs of children by helping them restore, maintain, and attain optimal physical function.
They also help to prevent injury and loss of movement in children. A pediatric physical therapist works with a child's family in order to empower the family with the ability to maximize the child's function at home, at school, and in the community.
Skaggs Orthopedic, Neurology & Spine Center
121 Cahill Road, Suite 101
Branson, MO 65616
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15765 State Hwy 13, #7
Reeds Spring, MO 65737