Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Treatments

A child’s physical therapy plan may include:

  • Walking, running or sports movement evaluation
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Gait training
  • Bike fit
  • Agility training
  • Endurance training and energy conservation
  • Vestibular rehab
  • Manual therapy
  • Return-to-sport readiness

Long-Term Athletic Development

Our goal is to promote a healthy, active life. The role of a pediatric sports physical therapist is to recognize that certain stages of a child’s development require honing certain skill sets. This model was developed by Ford et al. and is determined by a child’s chronological age as well as developmental maturity.

Infographic on Physical, Emotional and Cognitive Development

Children ages 9–12 are classified in the Learning to Train category, with an emphasis on learning the fundamentals of training. Injuries sustained here are often due to overuse and early specialization in one sport. Our therapists can work with an injured athlete and his or her family to develop training basics while creating variety in the child’s current training program. This builds a base level of fitness and helps the athlete become more resilient against future injury.