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More about the HOWs, WHATs, and WHOs

How can a physical therapist help my child? 

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Our highly trained healthcare professionals are licensed through the state of Michigan and have a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education-accredited physical therapist education program. A pediatric physical therapist will help a child master their gross motor skills and can work with children from birth to adulthood. They can assist with overall gross motor skills and specifics including flat feet, toeing in/out, torticollis, and much more.  

WHY might my child be referred to physical therapy? 

A pediatrician can refer your child for physical therapy to work on overall strength, endurance and/or the inability to roll over, walk, or sit independently. They can work on the following but not limited to: 

  • Strength 

  • Range of motion 

  • Gait (how they walk) 

  • Endurance 

  • Pain 

  • Gross motor development 

  • Developmental Delays/milestones 

  • Balance 

  • Coordination 

  • Movement 

  • Posture  

  • Orthotic needs 

  • Positioning needs 

  • Seating needs 

What we do 

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Bluestone Physical Therapy department currently offers the following: 

  • Individual physical therapy sessions. 

  • Group therapy 

  • Parent education and consultation (home programs) 

  • Monthly parent and community trainings. 

Who qualifies? 

  

Bluestone Children’s Center’s physical therapy department currently treats children 12 and under with exceptions. Below is a list of some of the disorders a physical therapist may treat: 

  • Global Developmental Delay 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 

  • Cognitive Impairments (CI) 

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP) 

  • Visual Impairments 

  • Epilepsy 

  • Down Syndrome (DS) 

  • Genetic Disorders/Syndromes (i.e., Angelman Syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome (22q11. 2 deletion syndrome, Kleefstra syndrome (Ks), Fragile X syndrome (FXS), Spina Bifida, Fetal alcohol syndrome) 

  • Brain Injuries (CVA, TBI, SCI) 

  • Duchene Muscular Dystrophy 

  • Dyspraxia and motor planning difficulties 

  • Sports injuries 

 

This list includes some, but not all, of the disorders/diagnosis a physical therapist may treat.  
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If you think your child would benefit from physical therapy, contact our main line to find out more or complete the form on the contact us page.