Pediatric Physical Therapy in Newport Beach

A boy receiving physical therapyChildren of any age may require physical therapy to overcome motor deficits. The reasons for needing physical therapy can be rooted in health conditions, developmental issues or injury. While babies and children all reach developmental milestones at different times, significant delays may be a cause for concern.

If you aren’t sure whether your child is behind in development, or is presenting with motor function issues from other causes, our team can evaluate your child and address your concerns.

Conditions that may require physical therapy

  • Developmental delays
  • Pediatric cancer
  • Muscle disease
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma or accidents
  • Birth defects
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Genetic disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • General movement or gait issues

Our Physical Therapy Approach

Our team empowers your child to achieve functional independence through an evaluation of motor function and the development of an individualized care and treatment plan. We collaborate with medical, educational, developmental and rehabilitation specialists.

Once a comprehensive plan is in place, we hold regular treatment sessions. The goal of each session is to increase participation and independence by improving strength, endurance, motor skills and function. Often, we will provide direction for exercises that should be completed with your child at home for optimal results.

Physical Therapy Treatment Sessions

Our specialized therapists will conduct sessions guiding your child through activities that seek to improve strength, movement, and ability to conduct daily actions.

Visits will typically include:

  • Measurements and analyses to gauge your child’s improvement
  • Flexibility and range of motion exercises
  • Appropriate developmental, balance and coordination activities
  • Water therapy or fun, adaptive play activities
  • Circulation-boosting methods such as heat, ice, electrical stimulation or massage
  • Instruction on home exercises, safety and injury prevention techniques

To talk to us about individualized physical therapy treatments in Newport Beach for your child, call Stepping Stones Therapy today at (949) 955-0010.