• April (2019) Newsletter- It’s Healthy Kids Week

    Posted on: January 22, 2020

    Who needs Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT)

    Children who have suffered an injury, undergone surgery, have a congenital condition or developmental delays can benefit from physical therapy programs.

    Our physical therapist can assess:

    • joint range of motion
    • muscle power
    • neurological function
    • motor control
    • posture

    PT’s teach:

    • kids exercises designed to help them regain strength and range of motion
    • kids and families how to prevent future injuries

    After an injury, physical therapists work to:

    • decrease pain
    • improve movement
    • help kids return to daily activities

    What Physical Therapists Do?

    • help build strength
    • improve movement
    • strengthen skills needed to complete daily activities

    Eat a Variety of Foods
    If you eat different foods, you’re more likely to get the nutrients your body needs.

    Drink Water & Milk
    Kids need calcium to build strong bones, and milk is a great source of this mineral.

    Listen to Your Body
    When you’re eating, notice how your body feels and when your stomach feels comfortably full.

    Limit Screen Time
    Try to spend no more than 2 hours a day on screen time, not counting computer use related to school and educational activities.

    Be Active
    One job you have as a kid — and it’s a fun one — is that you get to figure out which activities you like best.

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