Physical Therapy

What is PT?

Physical therapy is a specialized therapeutic treatment which is focused on improving the body’s ability to move and then learn new skills through movement. 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:

Mobility – 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

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

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?
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
  • Developmental Delays

  • Gross and Fine Motor Delays

  • Coordination and Balance Problems

  • Down Syndrome

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Affects

  • Birth Injuries or Birth Defects

  • Traumatic Injuries (Brain, Spinal Cord, Hand)

  • Neurologic Disorders

  • Chromosomal Disorders

  • Nervous System Disorders