Pediatric Physical Therapy
At Can Do Kids Pediatric Therapy Services in Cleveland, Tennessee we provide each child with an individualized Physical Therapy Plan Of Care, which may address therapeutic exercise, sports injuries, and delays in gross motor development. Our therapists practice using a play-based, child-directed approach which makes learning fun!
The focus of pediatric Physical Therapy is to assist each child to reach their maximum gross motor capabilities. The goal of Physical Therapy is to promote independence, increase participation and enhance learning opportunities.
Here are a few of the many areas that we help children with Physical Therapy needs:
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Developmental Physical Delays
- Recovery from sports- and non-sports-related injuries
- Delays in development, such as a child who should be walking
- During treatment for cancer
- After orthopedic surgery
- Genetic disorders
- Before or after stem cell procedures
- Muscle weakness or imbalances
- Poor coordination and/or motor planning – which is the ability to think of and carry out a motor act, such as writing with a pencil
- Nerve/muscle conditions, such as cerebral palsy or brain injuries
Areas We Service:
- Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Athens, Tennessee
- Polk County Tennessee
- Cleveland, Tennessee
- Ooltewah, Tennessee
- Bradley County Tennessee
Meet Our Physical Therapists
At Can Do Kids, located in Cleveland, Tennessee, our Pediatric Physical Therapy team works with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments. We service Chattanooga, Ooltewah, Cleveland, Bradley County, Polk County, Athens, and many more surrounding areas.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is an area of health care focused on optimizing the patient’s quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on techniques, and education. Though physical therapists undergo years of training to work with all ages, the physical therapist at Can Do Kids specializes in pediatric physical therapy and has more than 30 years of experience.
In addition to exercise and movement, Our therapist at Can Do Kids in Cleveland, Tn also has a special interest in how the visual system affects motor development and movement patterns. Improving your visual system through targeted exercises may improve hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and balance, which not only benefits children struggling with gross motor delays, but also children and teens who want to improve their athletic abilities.
Who is a good candidate for physical therapy?
The team at Can Do Kids Pediatric Therapy Services determine if your child would benefit from physical therapy during a consultation. The pediatric therapy practice offers many therapy options, including both occupational therapy and physical therapy, and develops individualized therapy plans specific to your child’s needs. However, in many cases, the therapists work together to help your child get the most well-rounded care possible so they can reach their optimal potential.
Some of the conditions that may benefit from physical therapy at Can Do Kids Pediatric Therapy include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Developmental delays
- Physical disabilities
- Congenital disorders
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
The team provides care for children of all ages and needs.
With this therapy, kids improve strength, motor function, balance, and coordination. Majority of the work the physical therapy team does is based in play. Our team uses play to promote functional movement and improve outcomes in all settings. They’re important for your child’s therapy and will also help us create the child-centered environments that help our clients thrive
Can Do Kids Pediatric Physical Therapy Process!
The team develops individualized treatment plans specific to your child’s needs. The details of your child’s therapy may depend on their age, diagnosis, developmental issues, and overall health and strength. The physical therapist conducts a comprehensive initial evaluation to determine your child’s needs and goals.
Based on the information gathered during your child’s evaluation, the physical therapist develops a treatment plan aimed at helping your child reach their goals. A robust physical therapy program helps improve physical development and supports learning and social engagement.
To request a consultation with the therapy experts at Can Do Kids and learn more about the benefits of this therapy for your child, call our office or request a consultation today!
Request more information about our pediatric physical therapy services in Cleveland, TN. We are more than happy to help!