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Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy helps children overcome gross motor deficits in order to achieve functional independence.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy helps children to overcome gross motor deficits in order to achieve functional independence.  We do this through examination, evaluation and implementation of a wide variety of interventions and supports. At D. O. T. S. for Kids our Pediatric Physical Therapists support children from infancy through adolescence and collaborate with their families and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Our therapist goal is to promote independence, increase participation in daily activities, facilitate motor development, improve strength and range of motion, enhance learning opportunities, and get kids back to being kids.

Pediatric Physical Therapists provide evaluation and intervention for:

  • Gross motor development
  • Muscle tone and strength
  • Range of motion
  • Posture/postural control
  • Pre-gait and gait training
  • Locomotion patterns
  • Neuromuscular function
  • Endurance
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Body alignment
  • Environmental adaptations/seating and positioning
  • Wheelchair positioning and mobility
  • Splinting/bracing/orthotics

Torticollis Treatment For Infants And Children

 

Two weeks old baby girl sleeping getting head massage from her mother.Torticollis (also called congenital muscular torticollis [CMT]) is a condition that causes a baby’s head and neck to tilt to one side and affects about 2% of newborns. The telltale symptom is that the baby holds his/her head to one side and has limited neck movement. Sometimes the baby may have a small bump on the side of  the neck. Torticollis is usually diagnosed within the first two months of a baby’s life, by a pediatrician during a well-visit or in response to parent’s concerns.  Pediatricians commonly refer to a physical therapist for treatment to lengthen and stretch the tight neck muscles.

At D. O. T. S. for Kids, our physical therapists have extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of congenital torticollis. Their training includes the use of bracing and cranial orthosis as well as strategies for the development of organized and symmetrical postural responses, strength and flexibility during play.

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Dallas Outpatient Therapy Services for Kids provides Pediatric Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapy services.

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