Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Our team at Surge Mobile Physical Therapy in Port Isabel and Olmito also offer services for pediatric patients, specifically those who are 13 and older. As a general rule, doctors often recommend physical therapy for individuals who are having issues with movement due to a particular illness, disease, injury or disability.

Physical therapists aim to relieve pain, improve range of motion, and help individuals return to their regular daily routine. In the case of pediatric patients, physical therapists have to take note of the unique challenges that may present themselves for this particular age group. One of the major ones is that an adolescents’ body is still growing and changing rapidly. It is even possible for some injuries to be caused by these changes themselves. For example, if a teenager suddenly experiences a growth spurt, they might not be used to the new length of limbs, center of gravity, weight, etc. and inadvertently be more at risk of injuring themselves. 

Moreover, teenagers are more likely to partake in sports and other physical activities, so these competitive environments are inherently a more likely place for injuries to occur.

If your teenager has any or is recovering from any of the following conditions, pediatric physical therapy may be able to help:

  • Patello-Femoral Syndrome
  • Epiphyseal Problems
  • Growing Pains
  • Overuse Injuries
  • ACL Strains and Tears
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Salter-Harris Fractures
  • Groin Strains
  • Sports Hernias
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Torticollis / Plagiocephaly
  • Hypotonia
  • Developmental Delay
  • Orthopedic Fractures

What to Look for in a Pediatric Physical Therapist

A great pediatric physical therapist will be uniquely attuned to their younger patients. For example, our team here at Surge Mobile Physical Therapy understands teenagers deal with a particularly competitive athletic scene, and slowing down to take take with their rehabilitation can present a frustrating challenge. Our team therefore seeks to empower adolescents to take control of their recovery and achieve their health goals in a manner that reduces the likelihood of injury in the future and help them develop a strong, healthy foundation for the long-term.

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy Like?

A pediatric physical therapist will seek to do more than just provide regular physical therapy exercises and recommendations. They will also seek to properly educate the teenager so that they understand the full scope of their injury and why proper rehabilitation is essential. Moreover, the physical therapist will work to educate the family as well so that they can help and become involved in the rehabilitation process. 

Finding a Pediatric Physical Therapist

If you are interested in seeing if your child might benefit from pediatric physical therapy, we highly recommend you consider scheduling a consultation with our team. Our highly-trained physical therapists have experience in helping teenagers recover from their conditions and injuries so that they can get back to enjoying childhood without limitations. Contact us today if you have any questions about whether physical therapy can help your child. If we are not confident that our team can assist, we will not hesitate to make the proper referrals to an alternative doctor or specialist.

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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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