Physical therapists work with children with orthopedic, neurological and developmental delay diagnoses. Range of motion, strength, flexibility, reflexes, balance and gross motor skills are evaluated to develop a plan of care. The goal of physical therapy is to help a child to be as mobile and independent as possible.
A specialized Beaumont Children's Hospital physical therapist completes an evaluation. The parents and caregivers are invited observe the evaluation directly or in one of our observation rooms. Parents are provided with the standardized test results if appropriate. Recommendations for equipment and frequency of treatment are discussed with the family. We also have an on staff social worker who is able to help with insurance needs, IEPS and family education.
Every treatment plan is highly specialized to meet the unique needs of your child. We offer individual physical therapy treatment sessions 1 to 5 times a week until the child achieves their treatment goals. We believe parent empowerment is crucial for success. Over the course of therapy you can expect to receive several handouts, videos, demonstrations and hands on education to help your child become as independent as possible.
In addition, we offer specialized group programs, which help each child practice their new skills in a group setting, thus providing the child with success and confidence. Our groups enhance a child's individual plan of care. Groups are offered at all three sites throughout the year.
Our nationally accredited staff members are clinically certified and licensed in physical therapy and are specialists in the area of childhood conditions. Many of our staff hold specialty certifications and all staff regularly participate in pediatric specialty training courses. Our staff recognizes the importance of professional development, continuing competence, and lifelong learning as integral to the provision of current, evidence-based, high-quality patient care.
Pediatric physical therapists are health care professionals who maintain, restore and improve movement, activity, and health enabling an individual to have optimal functioning and quality of life, while ensuring child safety and applying evidence to provide efficient and effective care. For decades our clinicians have facilitated the development and independence of many children ages birth to teen. Children have gained functional skills to keep up with their peers, gain ability to crawl, walk and run.
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