Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy department at Professional Therapy Associates offers a wide range of services to help children achieve their optimal strength and mobility. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in addressing various developmental and musculoskeletal issues in children. Here's a brief overview of the areas commonly addressed by your team of licensed Physical Therapists:

 

Gross Motor Developmental Delays: 

Physical therapists work with children who may have delays in achieving gross motor milestones such as crawling, walking, running, and jumping. They develop personalized treatment plans to improve motor skills and coordination.

 

Sports or Non-Sports Injuries: 

Children may experience injuries while participating in sports or due to accidents. Physical therapists help in the rehabilitation process, focusing on safe and effective recovery to restore function and prevent future injuries.

 

Musculoskeletal Conditions such as Torticollis:

Torticollis is a condition characterized by the tilting or twisting of the neck. Physical therapists can provide interventions and exercises to improve neck mobility and muscle strength.

 

Improving Muscle Strength: 

Whether a child has muscle weakness due to a medical condition or injury, physical therapists can design exercises and activities to enhance muscle strength and function.

 

Improving Muscle Tone:

Abnormal muscle tone can affect a child's mobility and posture. Physical therapists work on strategies to address issues related to muscle tone, such as hypertonia or hypotonia.

 

Dexterity: 

Developing fine motor skills and dexterity is crucial for tasks like writing, drawing, and self-care. Physical therapists may include activities that target hand and finger dexterity in their treatment plans.

 

Hand-Eye Coordination: 

Hand-eye coordination is essential for various activities, including sports and academic tasks. Physical therapists can help children improve their hand-eye coordination through targeted exercises.

 

Parents or caregivers interested in accessing these services in either the Brick, Robbinsville, or Toms River offices, can contact (732)701-3711 where our Patient Care Coordinators are available to assist with inquiries and appointments. It is important to seek professional guidance and therapy when addressing these developmental and musculoskeletal concerns in children to help them achieve their full potential.