Infant performing neck exercises on a swiss ball

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Made to Move PT offers physical therapy for pediatric clients from infants to adolescents. Sometimes, there may be asymmetries in the child’s development that would warrant an evaluation to rule out any bigger issues. Our Pediatric Physical Therapist utilizes manual, neuro-developmental and sensory integrative techniques to help your child attain their full age appropriate and individual potential.

We are committed to a family-centered approach and use creative and motivating techniques to provide a comprehensive approach to help your child reach their rehabilitation goals. We expect to work with your family and provide a manageable home exercise program to facilitate your child’s motor learning and performance. When appropriate, we will refer your child out for bracing/other services that we deem necessary for their orthopedic needs. We specialize in the treatment of the following diagnosis:

We specialize in the treatment of the following diagnosis:

    • Torticollis
    • Plagiocephaly and Brachycephaly
    • Hip dysplasia
    • General hyper and hypomobility
    • Mild developmental delays in age appropriate milestones, including reluctant crawlers, walkers and toe walkers.
    • Scoliosis
    • Oschgood-Schlatter’s Disease
    • Legg-Calve-Perthes
    • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
    • Sports injuries resulting from swimming, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, basketball, golf, dance, cheerleading, gymnastics, to hockey and figure skating.
    • Post surgical rehabilitation from any orthopedic surgery

More on Muscular Torticollis: is a condition seen in infants in which one or more muscles in the neck are tight causing the baby's head to be tilted to one side and rotated to the opposite side. The muscle that is most commonly tight is the Strenocleidomastoid Muscle (SCM), which runs from behind the ear to the collarbone. Left untreated poor and asymmetric neck mobility can impact motor development delaying mastery of motor milestones like rolling, sitting and reaching for toys. Physical Therapy is often needed for stretching and positioning so the muscle(s) can regain normal length thus allowing the baby to have normal neck movements.

More on positional plagiocephaly and / or brachycephaly: This is when the child develops a flattened asymmetrical and/or symmetrical head shape. It is often seen in children with untreated muscular torticollis. If the underlying reason for the flattened head, namely the muscular torticollis, is diagnosed and treated early on the positional plagiocephaly and/or brachycepahaly can often be reversed without interventions like molding helmets or in rare cases surgery.

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