Adults aren’t the only ones to experience joint pain, mobility disorders, voice issues, and difficulties with the tasks of daily living. Many children and young adults suffer from a variety of conditions that are treatable with physical therapy and rehabilitation services. That’s why the Baptist Health pediatrics team dedicates specialized resources to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

Who Is Eligible for Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Children and young adults are defined as those persons ages 18 years old or younger. Candidates for pediatric physical therapy and rehabilitation services include individuals experiencing:

  • Developmental issues, including delays in the ability to move, speak, manage simple tasks, or interact with others socially.
  • Orthopedic disorders resulting from bone or joint deformities present at birth or from accidental injuries suffered more recently.
  • Neuromuscular conditions including nerve damage, muscle fatigue, physical imbalance, slurred speech, seizures, and many others.

At Baptist Health, we understand that every patient is unique, so we tailor our treatment plan to meet the unique aspects of an individual’s condition.

What Are the Benefits of Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Children and young adults undergoing physical and related therapies benefit from:

  • Reduced pain
  • Accelerated healing
  • Faster-paced physical and emotional development
  • Enhanced ability to interact socially with peer group and family members
  • A quicker return to normal life.

What Pediatric Physical Therapy Services Does Baptist Health Offer?

The Baptist Health pediatrics team offers a full complement of physical therapy and rehabilitation services for children and young adults. Our pediatric units are designed to appeal to children, with recreational activities that are both fun and therapeutic. Adolescent patients are treated in settings that are appropriate for young adults. In all cases, parents are encouraged to participate. We make physical therapy a family affair – a positive experience for everyone.