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Physical Therapy

Pediatric Therapy Clinic Specializing in Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies, offering Mental Health Services and Autism Diagnostic Testing in Crystal Lake, IL

Physical Therapy services offered in Crystal Lake, IL

Physical therapy is a skilled service for children who may have deficits in gross motor development, strength, mobility, posture, balance, coordination, gait, developmental delay, and much more. We recognize that each child is unique, and specialized goal-directed plans of care are created to best meet the needs of each child. Physical therapy can greatly assist a child to achieve long-term results that will continue through adolescence and adulthood. The team at Pediatric POST in Crystal Lake, Illinois, specialize in physical therapy for children children of all ages. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to incorporate physical therapy into your child’s care plan.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a branch of health care that can help children return to routine activities after an illness, injury, or chronic disease. Integrating physical therapy into your child’s care plan can help improve their mobility, increase their range of motion, and relieve pain. 

Specializing in pediatric care, the therapists at Pediatric POST understand the complexities of providing physical therapy for children. The providers tailor each treatment plan to accommodate each child’s development and attention span.

Why might my child need physical therapy?

Physical therapy can address many illnesses, injuries, chronic conditions, and physical disabilities. After a comprehensive evaluation, the team at Pediatric POST may recommend physical therapy for children, adolescents, and teens with:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries, including sprains and strains, fractures, or tendonitis
  • Sports injuries, such as meniscus tears, bursitis, or tennis elbow
  • Neurological disorders, including cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Neuromuscular disorders, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Congenital conditions, including clubfoot and spina bifida
  • Genetic disorders, like Down and Marfan syndrome
  • Autism

Completing a physical therapy program can help children with the above conditions participate in their daily activities, such as going to school, working an after-school job, or playing sports.

What can my child expect from a physical therapy exam?

During a physical therapy exam, the team assesses your child’s physical abilities, needs, and challenges. 

They review your child’s medical history before performing a physical exam. The team observes your child’s movements and tests their muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility. They also evaluate your child’s balance and coordination. 

What does physical therapy involve?

Once your child’s assessment is complete, the team creates an individualized physical therapy plan that targets their specific needs and goals. Every plan is different but may include the following:

  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Assistive devices
  • Strengthening
  • Gait Training
  • Visual Motor Skills
  • TAAP Program

As a play-based practice, the team strives to make each visit as comfortable and fun as possible. They may incorporate various games and interactive activities into your child’s plan for a more enjoyable experience.

Call Pediatric POST today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about physical therapy.