Who Says Physical Therapy Isn’t Fun?
At WHS Children’s Therapy Center, physical therapy is designed to feel like play to the child while addressing critical motor skill development. Hopping, biking, jumping and completing obstacle courses are exciting ways for children to build core strength and develop gross motor skills, such as strength, balance, postural control, coordination, mobility and endurance. Improvement in walking, running and climbing promotes independence and confidence. Improving seating and positioning, adapting toys, expanding mobility options, and teaching safety on our adapted playground promote the child’s participation in activities.
Our physical therapists often work with a child who is not reaching basic development milestones such as rolling, sitting or walking or who display toe walking or other difficulties with gait and mobility. They are specially trained in the specific needs unique to children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, neuromuscular diseases, spina bifida, genetic syndromes, torticollis, athletic injuries, post-surgical or traumatic injuries, and other conditions
Our Physical therapy services include:
- gait training – learning to walk effectively, weighted and unweighted
- balance training & postural stability activities
- orthopedic injury treatment
- stretching, strengthening and endurance activities
- joint mobilization
- kinesiotaping and neuromuscular stimulation
- adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs and walkers
- orthotic consultations, such as for braces, or fractures
A physician must prescribe physical therapy in order for services to begin.