How do I know if my child needs to be seen by a physical therapist?

Physical therapists work with children for many different reasons.

Common Causes For Pediatric Physical Therapy

Physical therapy exercises can benefit:

  • Gross motor delay
  • Muscle tightness or weakness
  • Coordination concerns
  • Post-injury rehabilitation
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Endurance limitations
  • Gait abnormalities

Signs That Physical Therapy Services Are Needed

It isn’t always easy to recognize if your child faces cognitive or motor development challenges, but there are several signs to look out for. 

Please consult a pediatric physical therapist if you notice any of the following with your child:

  • They are unable to keep up with their peers.
  • They struggle to participate in activities they love.
  • They walk differently than other children.
  • They often trip or fall compared to their peers.
  • They are unable to participate in school or community activities.
  • They report pain.

Physical therapy services can help children make the most of their childhood by helping to improve their movement and lessen pain. Don’t wait to book an appointment with Carolina Peds Physical Therapy today to help your child overcome any challenges they may face.

Don’t Wait

If your child shows any signs of the above, physical therapy may be the right choice for them. The sooner a physical therapist can be consulted, the quicker they can begin their road to recovery. 

Please contact Carolina Peds Physical Therapy today to set up an appointment at one of our locations around North Carolina.

Want to know how a Physical Therapist can Help?

Schedule your infant, child, and teen for an evaluation today and see how a therapist can help your family.
Call (828) 398 0043 or click on the schedule button.

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