Pediatric Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

At Children’s, our approach to pediatric physical therapy is one in which the patient, parents, family and professionals all focus on mutually agreed-upon goals. That’s what makes our physical therapists so effective at helping children, adolescents and young adults achieve optimal independence and adequate functioning at home, school and in the community.

Your Child's Visit

Learn what to expect and what you need to do to prepare for your child’s physical therapy (PT) evaluation. | (En Español).


Conditions that may require our physical therapy services include:

  • Burns
  • Developmental delays
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic disorders
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Orthopaedic disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Decreased mobility
  • High-risk infants


Examples of physical therapy include the following: Physical Therapy

  • Rehabilitation exercise, such as stretching, strengthening and aerobic exercise
  • Thermal treatments, like heat, ice and ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Patient education including home programs
  • Traction
  • Joint mobilization
  • Taping
  • Fitting for orthotics or braces
  • Phonophoresis/iontophoresis


Physical therapists are members of the following programs and clinics at Children's:

Our physical therapists work as part of a transdisciplinary team to help children, adolescents and young adults reach their rehabilitation goals.

    Our physical therapy team includes certified specialists in the Schroth Method, which is a type of scoliosis-specific exercise. The Schroth Method is designed to increase strength and improve posture with the goal of minimizing the risk of curve progression. For more information about these services, contact Kristen Howell.
Read about a day in the life of a Children's physical therapist.