Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy focuses on helping children with physical impairments that are impacting their mobility, balance, coordination, quality of movement, or age-appropriate gross motor skills. Physical Therapy intervention at Children’s Therapy Corner encompasses a variety of techniques that vary based on the needs of the child. A typical session may include hands on techniques to address limitations in soft tissue mobility; facilitation of optimal postural alignment and muscle recruitment patterns; and/or establish foundational movement patterns such as rolling, crawling, and transitions between positions. Gait training is often used to develop or improve walking and running patterns as well as stair negotiation.

Client and family education are essential components in successful therapy and are utilized regularly including individualized home exercise programs. Therapy embraces a team approach using collaboration with physicians and community providers to secure medical equipment, orthotics, and assistive devices as needed. We apply a client centered approach relying on family involvement to establish an individualized treatment plan with functional, real world application.

Learn More About Physical Therapy

  • About This Therapy

    Pediatric Physical Therapists work with children birth through school age. Each of our Physical Therapists is a graduate of an accredited University program and hold a Doctoral Degree. Our therapists are members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and are licensed in the State of Michigan. All therapists at Children’s Therapy Corner participate in ongoing continuing education opportunities to develop and maintain pediatric specific skills.

    Pediatric Physical Therapy can provide great results. The benefits of Physical Therapy include:

    • Development of efficient posture and movement patterns
    • Prevention of secondary complications
    • Increased independence with functional mobility and exploration
    • Increased stability and control during functional and recreational activities
    • Improved ability to safely navigate familiar and novel environments
    • Increased participation in recreational activities with family and peers
    • Increased success during gross motor games and activities

  • Symptoms

    Physical Therapists at Children’s Therapy Corner focus on challenges related to:

    • Abnormal gait pattern
    • Hypertonia (high muscle tone)
    • Hypotonia (low muscle tone)
    • Decreased flexibility or restrictions in range-of-motion
    • Core or lower extremity weakness
    • Frequent loss of balance
    • Ligament laxity
    • Asymmetrical movement patterns
    • Poor posture
    • Lack of coordination
    • Pain

  • Disorders

    Physical Therapy is an extensive field that treats a wide variety of disorders and diagnoses including but not limited to:

    • Amputations
    • Autism
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Developmental Delay
    • Down Syndrome
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Scoliosis
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Stroke
    • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
    • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Find Your Location

    Explore or contact one of our locations for therapy availability.

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Children’s Therapy Corner provides therapeutic intervention for children. CTC was founded on the belief that there should be a place where families can come and learn about their child’s needs, in a supportive team atmosphere. We will work with you to provide direction and support for your family and your child. The goal is for your child to live their life to its fullest capacity.