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Children’s Injuries

Children’s Injuries

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Children, just like adults, are susceptible to injury and may be required to seek physical therapy for treatment. Children with developmental delays or conditions are also recommended to attend physical therapy. At Island Sports Physical Therapy, our team of therapists are well-trained to treat both children and young adults. Our therapists create individualized therapeutic programs based on your child’s evaluation as well as evidence-based practices to come up with a specialized program.

The common reasons for treatment needed for physical therapy include:  

  • Sports injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Genetic conditions
  • Orthopedic disabilities/injuries
  • Heart and lung conditions
  • Birth defects
  • Effects of in-utero drug or alcohol exposure
  • Acute trauma
  • Head injury
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Muscle diseases

Island Sports Physical Therapy’s team of physical therapists will work to decrease pain, improve movement, and help your child return to their daily activities. Exercises our physical therapists will teach your child will help them regain strength and improve their range of motion. They will also educate your child on how to prevent future injuries.

Our physical therapists can guide kids through:

  • Developmental activities
    • Crawling
    • Walking
  • Balance and coordination activities
  • Improve circulation around injuries by using:
    • Heat
    • Cold
    • Exercise
    • Electrical stimulation
    • Massage
  • Training children to build strength around an injury
  • Flexibility exercises to increase range of motion
  • Instruction on how to avoid future injuries
  • Overall safety

During a visit, a physical therapist may:

  • Measure the child’s flexibility and strength
  • Observe and analyze how a child walks and runs
  • Identify the existing problem as well as any potential problems
  • Educate and provide instructions for home exercise programs
  • Advise your child on when it will be safe to return to the normal physical activity they are used to like participating in sports

At Island Sports Physical Therapy, our integration of many different forms of physical therapy will provide the best care and rehabilitation for your child making sure they return to their normal everyday activities. The physical therapist’s goal is to improve your child’s joint range of motion, muscle power, neurological function, motor control, and posture. These improvements will result in better balance, coordination, strength, and endurance for the child.

Children’s Injuries February 13, 2015

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