Pediatric Physical Therapy
Children deserve every opportunity when it comes to their futures, and Focal Point takes great pride and care in making sure those opportunities are in reach. Our Pediatric Physical Therapy is offered as a comprehensive approach to helping children reach their highest level of independence within their environment. The program is designed for anyone 21 years of age or younger with impairments including orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurologic, congenital, and developmental conditions. A Doctor of Physical Therapy trained in pediatrics provides all care.
Physical therapy may be indicated to further develop motor skills such as sitting, crawling, walking, or balancing. Other issues that may be addressed are a loss of range of motion, flexibility, or strength, possibly due to injury, illness, or surgery.
Physical Therapy can be provided safely and effectively in a home environment. The therapist can bring all the equipment required to address most orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions that patients present with. An initial phone consultation will determine whether your child’s case would benefit from home PT. Home physical therapy provides a unique rehabilitation environment. The patient has direct 1:1 care with the treating provider. In most cases this allows for optimal recovery in a shorter duration than you can expect as a patient in an outpatient facility where you are one of several patients being seen at the same time. Individualized programs that combine therapeutic exercise as well as manual therapy have proven to be more efficacious to the recovery of many conditions.
New York and New Jersey are direct access states meaning that you do not need a referral to be seen by a therapist for your condition. While it is not necessary, oftentimes the best course of action is the team approach to care. If you have seen a MD and obtained a script we will work closely with your referring physician to optimize your recovery. If you have not seen a specialist, we may determine in evaluating you that you would benefit from such a visit and will refer you to MDs that we have a close working relationship with.