At KidSPOT, our Pediatric PTs help kids improve their range of motion, strength, flexibility, and movement patterns. Our PT team help make everyday activities easier for kids.
If your child needs physical therapy, they’ll work with a pediatric physical therapist (PT). Typically, pediatric PTs treat kids under 18, from newborns to teenagers. They see children for a variety of different reasons, including bone/muscle issues, sports-related injuries, or genetic, brain, spine, or nerve disorders.
For the most part, pediatric physical therapy sessions should look and feel like play. PTs engage kids with fun, age-appropriate games and activities to keep them motivated and happy. (Kids should have fun, but physical therapy can be hard work!)
PTs help improve gross motor skills (tasks that involve large muscle groups, by encouraging kids to do things like:
During an initial visit, a PT will check your child’s strength, development, and see how easily they can stand, walk, and complete tasks appropriate for their age to see if there is a delay. If there is a delay, they also determine the degree and potential cause of the delay. From there, a PT will work with you and your child to figure out a treatment plan.
KidSPOT provides PT services in a variety of locations including our outpatient gyms, classrooms, homes, and preschools. In addition, KidSPOT provides school based physical therapy services at the following districts:
KidSPOT also provides aquatic therapy at the St. Bernards Wellness Center located in Jonesboro