Is Pediatric Physical Therapy Right For Your Child?
Every year, thousands of children all over the country are seen by physical therapists for a host of physical injuries and disabilities that affect their physical development and the way they move. At Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we see children daily who benefit from time spent with our physical therapists. After therapy at Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, they are stronger and in most cases, happier, than when they first came in. The problem for some parents is knowing whether their child should see a physical therapist. They may reason with themselves that some injuries or physical disabilities will heal just fine on their own.
The benefits of physical therapy for people of all ages are evident not long after a treatment plan is started. Once a physical therapist has met with a patient to address their pain and/or disability, the physical therapist puts together a plan of action to move the patient towards healing and improvement in body function. When a pediatric physical therapist works with your child, they do so on an individual basis and simply with your child in mind.
Your child may benefit from seeing a physical therapist if they:
- Were injured and do not seem like they healed properly from their injury.
- Cannot seem to physically keep up with other children their age.
- Have trouble with their gross motor skills.
- Are having trouble walking straight or have a habit of walking in an awkward way.
- Experience pain when running, walking, skipping or jumping.
- Strongly prefer using one side of their body over the other.
- Are not reaching physical developmental milestones for their age.
The physical therapists at Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are physical therapy experts who have the knowledge and experience needed to help your child overcome their physical challenges. With the help of our physical therapists, your child could be well on their way to better posture, wider range of motion, enhanced muscle tone, increased stability, improved reflexes and overall increased strength in their body. If you feel that your child could benefit from pediatric physical therapy, give our team at Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine a call today at (910) 484-2171.
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