Doctors often recommend physical therapy for children who have been injured or have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability.
After an injury, physical therapists are often able to relieve pain and help children resume daily activities. Physical therapists teach children exercises designed to help them regain strength and range of motion, and also show them how to prevent a recurring injury.
Physical therapy (PT) may be needed any time a child has difficulty moving in such a way that it limits daily activities.
Doctors may recommend PT for children with:
Physical therapists use a variety of treatments to help children build strength, improve movement, and strengthen skills needed to complete daily activities.
Physical therapists can guide children through: