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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Individualized care for those 21 years of age or younger

When it comes to the health and wellness of a child, it’s important to understand how different their body is from that of an adult. When they suffer from an orthopedic problem or injury due to their favorite sport, their bones, muscles, and joints require special care. That’s why it’s important to take into account a youngster’s future growth and overall development as part of their medical treatment plan.

At HealthQuest Physical Therapy, we specialize in helping your child achieve their full potential through pediatric orthopedic physical therapy while making treatment sessions fun. Our ultimate purpose is to inspire you and your child to create a life of joy through highly skilled treatment, innovative solutions, uplifting environments, and service.

Children deserve every opportunity when it comes to their futures, and we take great pride and care in making sure those opportunities are in reach. Our Pediatric Physical Therapy program is offered as a comprehensive approach to helping children reach their highest level of independence within their environment.  The program is designed for anyone 21 years of age or younger with impairments including orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurologic, congenital, and developmental conditions.

Our Pediatric PT Program specializes in helping children develop and enhance their mobility so they can safely participate in activities. Physical therapy helps develop the strength and range of motion children need to move through their environment easily and effectively.  Our therapists use various intervention approaches such as massage, stretching, strengthening and endurance training to enhance a child’s capabilities, as well as prevent contractures and deformities.

Our Pediatric treatments involve several phases; First, we work on eliminating the pain and inflammation through manual techniques, as well as the use of modalities such as heat and ice. We then assess and teach proper mechanics, providing specific strength and flexibility programs, and educate the entire family regarding a home exercise program, ensuring your child is not placing too much physical demand on their body. Through this approach kids are safely and quickly returned to their activities and daily life.

Common Pediatric conditions we treat:

  • Orthopedic Sports Injuries
  • Osgood Schlatters
  • Little League Elbow/Shoulder
  • Balance and Coordination Issues
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Scoliosis
  • Toe Walking
  • Torticollis
  • SCFE (Slipped Capital Femoral Ephysis)
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Club Foot
  • Congenital Hip Dysplasia
  • Fracture/Sprain/Strain
  • Loss of Balance/Strength/Endurance
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Thrower’s Shoulder
  • Back Pain
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions

Every 25 seconds a young athlete is taken to the hospital due to injury, according to the Safe Kids Worldwide survey. Children are involved in physical activities at a younger age then ever before. The increased activity has placed children at a greater risk for occurrence of injuries as well as conditions that may effect them later in life.  Don’t let your child’s injury prevent him/her from living a healthy, active life.

Call today to schedule your FREE injury or pain assessment (855) 477-8463 at HealthQuest Physical Therapy. Offering locations in Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer Counties throughout Southeast Michigan. We are locally owned and operated rehabilitation health facilities, where our patients are more than a number…they are family!