Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy

 


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Physical Therapy Treatment May Include:

  • Manual therapy
    • Joint Mobilization
    • Myofascial release
    • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Strengthening
    • Therapeutic exercises
    • Stabilization exercises
  • Range of motion
    • Stretching
  • Patient and Parent Education
  • Communication with teachers and coaches
  • Home exercise program (HEP)

Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Pediatric orthopedic physical therapy extends the discipline of general orthopedic physical therapy by considering a child’s future growth. Children’s bones, muscles, and joints require specialized care to facilitate normal development and to prevent injuries and pain in adulthood.

At Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, we provide customized, one-on-one care treating pediatric orthopedic conditions aimed at returning participation (return to participation) in desired age-appropriate family, community, sports and school-based activities. Our clinicians utilize therapies in a play-based environment for younger children and skill-based for older adolescents that can help them increase their strength, balance, coordination and motor skills.

 

What We Treat

 

Shoulder Injuries:

  • Rotator cuff tear (operative or non-operative)
  • Dislocation
  • Tendinitis
  • Fracture
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • SLAP tear or labral tears/repair

Elbow Injuries:

  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Sprain/strain (conservative or postoperative)
  • Fractures/Dislocations
  • Bursitis
  • Repetitive throwing injuries (“Little Leaguer’s Elbow”).

Wrist Injuries:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprain/strain (conservative or postoperative)
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis

Neck and Low Back Injuries:

  • Torticollis
  • Headaches
  • Sprain/strain
  • Disc herniation
  • Muscle spasm
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Coccydynia: Refers to pain in and around the region of the coccyx or tailbone. (Falls directly onto the coccyx)

Hip Conditions:

  • Labral tears (anterior/posterior)
  • Bursitis
  • IT band tightness/syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Groin strains

Knee Injuries:

  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • ACL tear (operative or non-operative)
  • Meniscus tear (operative or non-operative)
  • Ligament Strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Hamstring or Quadriceps strains/tears
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Jumper’s Knee

Ankle Injuries:

  • Achilles' tendinitis (Achilles' heel)
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Sprain/strain (conservative or post-operative)
  • Fractures
  • Shin Splints
  • Calf strains
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Foot and Toe Injuries:

  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Sprain/strain (conservative or post-operative)
  • Fractures/stress fractures
  • Sever’s Disease

Other:

  • Gait abnormalities
  • Generalized weakness or poor balance
  • Postural alignment
  • Sports or play Injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Apophyseal avulsions