FAQs About Pediatric Physical Therapy

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How can physical therapy help my child?

Physical therapy helps to increase a child’s mobility, range of motion, strensmiling boy-1.jpggth, endurance, postural support and balance, so that they are better able to play and move at home and in the community.   A physical therapist may use massage, heat, stretching, or strength training with children who have delays involving large muscles and orthopedic development.   Physical therapy is also used to address sports related injuries.

What are the areas of expertise that Kinetic Kids, Inc. has to offer?

Neuromuscular Developmental Facilitation • Pediatric Myofascial Release techniques • Hippotherapy • Functional and developmental strengthening • General Stretching • Gait Training • Stair Training • Endurance Training • Manual Therapy • Global conditioning • Spinal Stenosis • Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis • Massage • Orthotic Management • Soft Tissue Mobilization • Soft Tissue Massage • Craniosacral Techniques • Mobilization of Joints • Joint Manipulation • Mobilization of Neural Tissue • Visceral mobilization • Strain and Counterstrain

How long will a typical therapy session last and what will happen during session?kki dadson

A typical physical therapy treatment session will last approximately an hour depending on the child’s endurance or level of fatigue.  During a typical treatment session the therapist will plan fun and play based activities geared towards each child.  These activities may include crawling, walking, climbing stairs, jumping and playing games to address balance and coordination, and to strengthen the large muscles of the body.

Who could benefit from physical therapy?

Children who can benefit from physical therapy may have been diagnosed with:

  • Gross motor developmental delays
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Down syndrome
  • Brain injuries
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Low muscle tone
  • Torticollis
  • Toe walking
  • Coordination difficulties

How long can I expect my child to need therapy?

kki momandchildEvery child is different and duration of therapy varies.   A child may require a short period of therapy for balance or coordination concerns.   A child may be a “late walker” or need to have an orthopedic injury addressed.   Other children may require a longer duration of therapy to meet crucial developmental milestones.

What are some common signs that my child may benefit from a physical therapy evaluation?

  • Delayed developmental milestones (for example a child who has not met typicalloving mom.jpg developmental milestones within 2-3 months in terms of rolling, sitting unsupported, crawling, walking and jumping).
  • Unable to walk or requires special equipment to walk
  • Difficulty or cannot perform gross motor skills (movements of the large muscles) for example, running, crawling, walking and jumping
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Poor balance
  • Frequent falling or tripping
  • Limited neck range of motion
  • Poor trunk control
  • Any of the above diagnoses

What Forms of Payment Does Kinetic Kids Accept?

Credit card, cash, or check. Statements are sent out monthly; except for special community based programs where payment is required at time of registration.

Does Kinetic Kids Accept Insurance?

Kinetic Kids also accepts most of the major insurance plans, and accepts online payments for amounts not covered by your policy.

What is Kinetic Kids Cancellation Policy?

24 hour notice is requested. We reserve the right to charge with less than 24 hours notice.

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