Physical therapy helps children maximize their physical abilities and minimize their physical limitations for long-term results. Our physical therapists are exceptional at helping your child explore with fun therapy sessions- improving flexibility, range of motion, strength, posture, balance, and movement patterns.
Pediatric Physical Therapy will help your child move and function with increased strength and flexibility and minimize their physical limitations. Our Pediatric Physical Therapy approach will help your child reach their highest level of independence within their environment.
Our physical therapists will use hands on therapy to help your child who may be recovering from an injury or who may display difficulties in gross motor development and coordination, balance, mobility, gait, strength or posture. Our physical therapists will target your child’s underlying condition through creative techniques in a playful environment.
Therapy Care physical therapists are certified by The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), are licensed by the State of Illinois and hold a master’s or doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy.
What We Treat
- Torticollis / Plagiocephaly
- Gait abnormalities (Walking) and Toe Walking
- Sensory Integration Dysfunction
- Autism related conditions
- Constipation and bed wetting
- Cerebral Palsy related conditions
- Gross motor and movement dysfunction
- Spina Bifida
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Fractures, soft tissue injuries
- Sports related injuries
- Muscular Weakness
After a thorough evaluation, our therapist will create a customized therapy plan tailored to accomplish your child’s unique therapeutic goals. It will include the right combination of strategies, including exercises, games, equipment, tools and modalities, and home activities the whole family can participate in. We may also be able to make other types of recommendations for their school and adaptive equipment or devices a necessary.
The key to pediatric physical therapy, as with therapy in general, is to challenge your child while fostering a warm and welcoming environment. Your child thus develops skills while having fun at the same time. When these two aspects of therapy remain in balance with each other, your child is able to make sustained progress toward goals and ultimately your child will maximize his/her potential.
Does My Child Need Therapy?
How do I know if my child may need physical therapy? Can my child benefit from physical therapy? These are the two most common questions we receive from parents. There is no clear answer, but there are some indicators to look out for:
- Your child complains of pain or difficulty when performing gross motor tasks.
- Your child frequently walks up on the balls of their feet (tip toe walk) or walks in an awkward manner.
- Your child is unable or has difficulty performing gross motor tasks such as rolling, sitting, crawling, or walking in the younger population; and jumping, running, or skipping in the older population.
- Your child falls and trips often when walking.
- As an infant, your child may have a strong preference for turning or tilting their head to one side.
- Your child neglects or has difficulty using one side of their body while consistently using their dominant preferred side.
- Expected developmental milestones are not met during your child’s first year of life. This can include, rolling, sitting, crawling, or standing independently.
- Your child has difficulty keeping up with their peers during play.
- The child was injured or underwent a surgical procedure and is now unable to perform at his/her prior level of function.
We Provide Academic Services!
We take great pride in helping our academic partners address their challenges. Meeting your district’s goals through efficient and economically sensible clinical services is the hallmark by which we measure our success.