Physical therapy

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The pediatric physical therapists at Children’s Minnesota are trained to evaluate and work with kids who have a variety of diagnoses including developmental delays, down syndrome, and other medical conditions by facilitating motor development, improving strength and enhancing movement/motor opportunities for kids with a wide variety of physical and developmental concerns.

Conditions treated

  • Gross motor development delay
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Congenital muscular torticollis/plagiocephaly
  • Traumatic brain injury, stroke
  • Concussion
  • Cancer
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Muscle weakness
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Idiopathic toe walking
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Children who may have difficulties with:
    • Returning to age-appropriate activities after a hospitalization
    • Muscle control and coordination
    • Balance
    • Strength and endurance
    • Pain management
    • Flexibility

Services offered

  • Serial casting
  • Constraint-induced movement therapy
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Aquatic therapy offered at Children’s Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses

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