Pediatric Physical Therapy


    Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy addresses a variety of limitations and difficulties that a child may be having at home, in the classroom or community. The goal of skilled physical therapy is to enable the child to be able to participate in age appropriate activities and to assist each child to reach their maximum potential. Focus of physical therapy with entail one-on-one care addressing the following:

  • Mobility
  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Strengthening
  • Coordination
  • Stretching
  • Posture and positioning
  • Equipment needs

Pediatric physical therapists may see children with the following (but not limited to) diagnoses:

  • Developmental Delays
  • Gross motor deficits
  • Complications due to trauma
  • Limitations in strength or range of motion
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Incoordination or balance difficulties
  • Toe walking
  • Acute neurologic injury including brain or spinal cord injury
  • Hypotonia/Low Muscle Tone
  • Torticollis
  • Sports related injuries

Aquatic Therapy

Our therapists also utilize water as a modality for therapy.  We use area pools.  Water can be a wonderful addition to recovery and rehabilitiation, and bring fun and social interaction that will help therapy feel like a wonderful place to be for your child!!

Lifelong continuum of care for PT, OT and Speech

At EA, we offer a continuum of care from birth to advanced adult age.  Your child will grow with our programs, not out of our programs.  Once they are adult size, they can transition to using our adult services, equipment, and staff as appropriate.  We offer many wonderful programs for teen and adults as well.




Contact us at or 507-259-7570 for more information on pediatric physical therapy at ExercisAbilities.