What is Physical Therapy?

We contract with Capernaum Pediatric Therapy for Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy. Children receive physical therapy to learn to move better! Physical therapists work on strength, balance, coordination, and mobility to help children develop and progress toward goals that are individually made for them. Families are empowered with strategies to use in the home and community, thereby making the child’s daily routine therapeutic.

Physical therapists treat a wide variety of diagnoses and developmental challenges including, but not limited to, the following diagnoses:

  • Developmental Delays
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Toe Walking
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • CHARGE Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Children with Undiagnosed “Clumsiness”
  • Complications of Premature Birth
  • Hyptonia/Low Muscle Tone
  • Post-Operative Conditions
  • And Many More!!

Capernaum’s physical therapists are clever at making treatment feel like play! Our goal is to help your child be as functional as possible at home and in the community. Strategies and specialized training may include:

  • Kinesiotaping
  • Wheelchair Fitting
  • Collaboration with Orthotists On-Site
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Balance Training
  • Muscle Strengthening
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Yoga
  • Gait Training
  • Home Exercise Program Development
  • Breathing/ Rib Cage/ Pulmonary Exercise
  • Planning and Motor Control
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)