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Neurologic and Rheumatologic Condition Treatment
In White Plains, NY. Servicing Westchester, NY & Fairfield County, CT.

How Do We Treat Neurologic and Rheumatologic Conditions?

At Physical Therapy 4 Kids, our Pediatric Physical Therapists are experts in treating children with Neurologic and Rheumatologic (arthritic) conditions. These conditions may have an impact on the child’s development including difficulty with physical function, mobility, range of motion, strength, walking, balance and coordination. Our therapists work with the children in our state-of-the-art facility to improve their ability to function at home, in school and in their community. Each child is different and progresses at their own rate; for some children it is only a few weeks and for others it may take a longer period of time.

What Is a Session Like?

In our facility, our sessions are generally set up as guided playtime. This approach engages the child, while accomplishing the goals we are working toward in a fun, interactive environment. We encourage the parents and caregivers to participate in the sessions to learn how to do the activities at home for safe carryover of the exercises between sessions for maximum improvement. The Pediatric Physical Therapists work to improve the child’s quality of life by teaching them how to perform daily activities with ease and teach them ways to stay active.

Symptoms That Require a PT Evaluation Include:

If your child is dealing with any of the symptoms below, give us a call to schedule an evaluation.

  • Muscle weakness
  • Postural problems 
  • Delayed gross motor skills
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Muscle stiffness or tightness
  • Poor balance and coordination 
  • Delayed developmental milestones
  • Difficulty with sports activities such as throwing, kicking, catching

Diagnoses That Require a PT Evaluation Include

If your child has received a diagnosis of any of the below conditions, they could benefit from a PT evaluation:

  • Premature Babies 
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida 
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Genetic Disorders 
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Brain and Spinal Tumors 
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries 
  • Infantile Strokes
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Juvenile Scleroderma 
  • Juvenile Lupus

Common Treatment Approaches

Some of our common treatment approaches include:

  • Infant and Toddler Focused Approaches
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Posture and Movement Analysis
  • Balance and Coordination Training
  • Strengthening and Flexibility Exercises
  • Pain Management and Pain Relief
  • Pediatric Gait Training Assessment (braces, splints, shoes)
  • Adaptive Equipment Assessment (wheelchairs; high chairs)
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Parent, Caregiver and Family Education
  • Individualized Home Exercise Program

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