Pediatric Therapy

At Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, our therapists specialize in the comprehensive evaluation and orthopedic treatment of the following areas in Pediatric Therapy:

  • Scoliosis and spinal deformity
  • Neuromuscular and movement disorders: Management of disability related to neuromuscular disorders such as spinal muscular atrophy and muscular dystrophy
  • Hand and upper extremity conditions like Erb's Palsy
  • Children with chronic illness: Aerobic exercise/conditioning
  • Orthopedic conditions including congenital deformities like juvenile arthritis, club foot, hip dislocation, Torticollis (wry neck), limb deficiencies and skeletal dysplasias (abnormally developed bones and connective tissues), Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Sports injuries: Knee Injuries (ACL, Little League Elbow, Osgood Schlatter Disease, PatelloFemoral Syndrome, Shin Splints, Sprains/Strains, Strength/Endurance Deficits, Thrower's Shoulder
  • Specialized/Adaptive Equipment: Wheelchairs, splints, standing frames, ankle foot orthoses

Pediatric Therapy promotes active participation at home and in the community while collaborating closely with family members to ensure the best possible outcomes. Therapy will provide effective pediatric orthopedic treatments that promote mobility, gross motor function, balance, endurance, return-to-sport activities, cardiovascular fitness, and independence.

Types of treatment include:

  • Intervention adapted to age and developmental stage
  • Pulmonary drainage and breathing exercises
  • Gait training
  • Prosthetic training
  • Gross Motor Deficits and Postural Balance Training
  • Muscle strengthening and endurance training
  • Joint range of motion and flexibility exercises
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Positioning for muscular relaxation and elongation
  • Therapeutic modalities