Med1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists are trained in pediatric therapy. Children grow fast and injury and illness cause needs that vary widely.
Your child may need help eating orally or improving the range of motion in their neck. Some children need assistance dressing. A teenager with a healed fracture may need therapy to learn to walk correctly, aided or independently. An athlete may need help recovering from a brain injury or concussion.
Our pediatric physical therapists are trained to treat a variety of unique issues including pain, weakness, spasticity, incontinence, injury and illness.
Pediatric Treatment Options
As experts in nerves, muscles and bones,our evaluation, testing and treatment planning will help you select the best medication, equipment and therapy for your child.
Occupational therapists help children with functional, daily life activities to improve cognitive, physical, fine motor, sensory motor and visual motor skills.
Occupational therapists focus on skills such as:
- Participating in school
Physical therapists help children with medical conditions that limit movement to develop more mobility, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.
Physical therapists focus on:
- Orthopedic conditions
- Fitness and activity
- Muscle strength and range of motion
- Pain reduction in muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and joints
More information on physical therapy for children can be found here.
How We Can Help
Med1Care Therapy Partner’s specialize in working with children to improve, maintain and recover their health.
A licensed physical therapist will come to your home in Toledo, Findlay or any of the 26 counties we service. The therapist will evaluate your child’s need for services, draft a plan and set a schedule that is dedicated to helping your child reach the objectives. We will work with your primary care provider to help avoid more serious complications and improve your child’s quality of life.
Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.
A child may need physical therapy to recover from an ACL they tore playing soccer, or they may need help developing more body control for neurological conditions like cerebral palsy.
Children need physical therapy to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Birth defects
- Developmental delays
- Genetic disorders
- Head trauma
- Musculature problems
- Overuse injuries
- Surgical recovery
Every child is different, and your physical therapist will create a unique treatment program to suite their needs.
Common physical therapy interventions include:
- Adaptive play to work around a permanent disability
- Aquatic therapy to reduce joint impact
- Cupping to decrease frozen muscles
- Electrical stimulation to reduce pain
- Endurance training with gym equipment
- Gait training, including the use of crutches, canes, and walkers
- Kinesio taping for muscle activation
- Manual techniques, such as massage, soft tissue and joint mobilization
- Muscle stretching and strengthening exercises
- Static and dynamic balance training
- Thermal therapy for pain, stiffness, and inflammation
- Training to improve form and posture
Physical therapists are attuned to patient safety. Discomfort, fatigue and sore muscles are normal, but if you notice your child in unusual or strong discomfort after a session, contact the therapist, so they can make sure the exercises aren’t exacerbating the child’s injuries.
A child’s excitement to improve can lead them to overdo their home exercises, but this will set back their treatment. Make sure your child is following the rules, so they can heal faster.