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Physical Therapy

Improving Gross Motor Skills and Mobility in Children

Our caring and highly qualified physical therapists focus on helping patients with various injuries and disabilities by addressing mobility and stability issues, including patients who have suffered from an injury, are recovering from surgery, or have congenital conditions. We specialize in: torticollis, plagiocephaly, gait, muscle strengthening, joint pain, etc.

Conditions we target include:

  • prematurity
  • low birth weight
  •  autism spectrum disorder
  • developmental delay
  • spina bifida
  • cerebral palsy
  • fractures
  • post-surgical conditions
  • sports injuries
  • CVA
  • TBI
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • dementia

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When Is Physical Therapy Necessary?

Physical therapy can help when a problem threatens to limit a patient’s mobility, stability, balance, or participation in daily activities. 

Every patient is different, and as such, every patient’s therapy is individualized to meet their needs. 

At Atlantic Speech Therapy, our licensed physical therapists work with each individual, their family, and their environment to improve and restore their ability to physically participate in meaningful activities. The frequency and length of sessions are determined case by case to ensure each patient receives the specific care that will provide the best treatment.

Who Can Benefit From Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy presents many benefits for both children and adults. Some examples of patients that may benefit from Physical therapy include those with …

  • Mobility Issues Related to Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Birth Defects
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Acute Trauma
  • Developmental Delays
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

How Is Physical Therapy Different From Occupational Therapy?

Physical therapy and occupational therapy overlap in some areas, but key differences separate their purpose and usage. 

Physical therapy is focused on addressing mobility and stability issues. These include gross motor skills such as crawling, walking, running, grasping, and balancing.

Occupational therapy focuses on improving a patient’s ability to perform basic activities and social-emotional self-care related to daily living. These include playing, learning, interacting with others, communicating wants and needs, and self-care habits.

The best way to determine which therapeutic service would benefit your child is to speak with a licensed professional who can evaluate them.

 

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