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What is Physical Therapy?
Aveanna is a leader in providing the latest evidenced-based, multidisciplinary, family-centered post-acute therapeutic services to children. We provide a medical-based team approach to treating your child. Our therapists provide care for a variety of diagnoses and needs, from acute care to short-term therapies. We offer an initial assessment to determine therapy needs, and we provide an ongoing goal-oriented treatment plan with extensive family involvement.
Our therapists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neurological, or acquired disorders/diseases. Our pediatric therapists are licensed professionals that will consult with other therapists to make sure we have a comprehensive plan of treatment in order to maximize your child’s functional independence while empowering both of you in the process.
What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy evaluates and addresses problems with motor skills. Children at different ages require varying movements and development to achieve the full mobility needed for walking, running, and climbing. Physical therapy works to achieve the most typical and efficient movement and balance for the child’s body.
Our pediatric physical therapists (PT) use a variety of treatment activities to help increase strength, endurance, and mobility for your child to be able to move within their environment. Physical therapists also evaluate for any adaptive equipment or orthotics your child may need to further his or her success. Whether using adaptation or working to strengthen and increase range of motion in body parts, a physical therapist can help a child achieve greater mobility and independence in their lives.
Our PTs work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their goals to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments. We evaluate, create, and provide individualized treatment for children who have difficulty with motor skills. Your child might need physical therapy to help with developmental delay, a birth defect, chronic illness, or an injury. Physical therapy helps develop the strength and range of motion children need to move through their environment easily and effectively.
Physical therapy goals often include developmental milestones like sitting, standing, crawling, and walking. Our licensed physical therapists also assess the need for orthotics (like splints and braces) and recommend adaptive equipment.
Aveanna is committed to providing high-quality, outcomes-oriented healthcare to patients requiring specialized pediatric rehabilitation services in the home. Every employee shares this commitment as we strive daily for clinical excellence, high standards of patient care, partnerships with our families and communities, and ongoing therapy education.
By providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy, we are able to provide a valuable multidisciplinary approach that serves all of the child’s therapy needs. In addition, consistent collaboration with doctors and community healthcare providers widen our ability to care for the children further. We also take frequent communication and cooperation with a child’s school into consideration as we provide the most thorough care possible to meet each child’s goals.
Our hope is to set goals with the patient and family and do everything we can to help a child reach their personal best. The family is a key component in optimizing therapy outcomes. We want all of our families to feel that they are involved and knowledgeable about the therapy and care their children are receiving, because help and follow-through at home can make a world of difference in the effectiveness of therapy.
With caregiver collaboration and family-centered treatment, we provide a level of excellence in therapy that we are proud to share with you.
To see which of our locations offer therapy services, please use our Location Finder on the Aveanna homepage.
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