What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy? Pediatric physical therapists work with children (ages 0-18) and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum independence with daily function. This can include dressing, walking/navigating around the home and community, going up/down stairs, participation or return to gym class and reaching their potential in sports related activities. Physical therapists use their…


Hip exercises

by David Merson, PT, DPT, ATC   Hip strength, mobility, and flexibility need to work together in order for your body to be at its peak daily function and athletic performance.   Looking at the hip region is important for many reasons.  The hip has functions in multi-directions (similar to the shoulder), connects the lower extremity…


Understanding Your Body for Running

by Katherine Hartsell, PTA Service Your Stride: The Runner’s Edition The Starting Line As human beings, we each have our own idiosyncratic movement profiles shaped by years of activities and habits that our tissues have adapted around. You can note these personal flares through the observation of various runners. But look past these personalized expressions,…