Pediatric Physical Therapy fitness for children with cerebral palsy

Benefits of Cardio Fitness for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Benefits of Cardio Fitness for Children with Cerebral Palsy by Danielle Burke, PT, DPT Kids Place West Doctor of Physical Therapy Cerebral palsy is a complex neurological disorder affecting approximately 1.5 to 3.8 children per 1,000 births. Children diagnosed with cerebral palsy often present with developmental delays as a result of muscle weakness, impaired balance,…

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How Hippotherapy Is Used with Pediatric Therapy

How Hippotherapy Is Used with Pediatric Therapy by Martina Tannahill, DPT Kids Place Central Pediatric Physical Therapist The term hippotherapy originates from the Greek word, “hippos” meaning horse. Hippotherapy involves using the natural gait and movement of a horse as a treatment tool and strategy that can be incorporated and integrated into an occupational or…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy mobility for children with disabilities through GoBabyGo

GoBabyGo: Providing Children with Disabilities the Gift of Mobility

GoBabyGo Provides Children with Disabilities the Gift of Mobility By Courtney Gerhart, DPT Pediatric Physical Therapy, Kids Place West During the first few years of a child’s life, they begin to explore their environment and make crucial connections that will inevitably set them up for success mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. A typically developing child…

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Potential Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Specific Diagnoses

  Potential Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Specific Diagnoses by Morgan Wilhelm, Student Physical Therapist Below we look at specific diagnoses that have benefitted from participating in aquatic therapy. This is, of course, not an exhaustive list. There are many adults and children who can benefit from therapy in an aquatic environment. Follow this link…

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