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What is Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT)?

Pediatric Physical Therapy is a specialized therapeutic treatment which focuses on improving the body’s ability to move, allowing infants, children, and young adults to learn new skills through movement.

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) like at MCT?

 We understand that all children are unique and not everyone fits into a specific therapy model, so by individualizing treatments we are able to provide the most effective intervention for each patient. At Medford Children's Therapy (MCT), our physical therapists are highly trained to assess and provide treatment to children from birth to young adults.  The goal is to provide each client with the skills to achieve and sustain their highest level of independence.  We do this by addressing...

Quality of Life

Improve participation in all environments of home, school, and community

  • Easing the challenges with daily caregiving

  • Prevent further injury

  • Incorporate assistive technology and devices which assist independence

  • Provide ongoing support and/or transition assistance to other community or therapeutic programs


Getting the body ready to move by working on:

  • Muscle control

  • Strength and endurance

  • Range of motion

  • Posture and balance

  • Overall comfort


Functional Ability

Practicing the skills to move safely and correctly by improving:

  • Motor development skills and tone management

  • Activities of Daily Living – including play and school performance

  • Gait training

  • Body alignment – through orthotics and assistive devices

  • Management of lifelong fitness towards independence

What Treatment Specialties are Offered?

A variety of treatment methods can be used to address the needs of each child including: Torticollis Treatment, Myofascial Release, neuromuscular re-education, Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), functional mobility, manual therapy, partial body weight support treadmill training, EMG Biofeedback, kinesio taping, home programming, and parent education/training. Physical therapists also provide therapeutic equipment assessments and recommendations for assistive equipment such as Orthotics/DAFO’s, walkers, standers, gait trainers, and wheelchairs.

Who can benefit from Physical Therapy(PT)?

At MCT, our physical therapists are highly trained to assess and treat children and young adults with a variety of genetic, neurological and developmental disorders including...

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Birth Injuries or Birth Defects

  • Traumatic Injuries (Brain, Spinal Cord, Hand) 

  • Neurologic Disorders

  • Chromosomal Disorders

  • Nervous System Disorders

  • Developmental Delays

  • Gross and Fine Motor Delays

  • Coordination and Balance Problems

  • Down Syndrome

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Affects

For information on how to be seen at Medford Children's Therapy visit our Patient Information page!

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