The aMAYZing Kids physical therapists observe and assess how a child’s strength, balance, injuries, and coordination impact how they move and use their body. If your child is having trouble holding their head up, or learning how to sit and walk, or is walking with abnormal patterns, they may be referred for physical therapy.
Our Physical Therapy Team
Physical therapists are trained to identify concerns, deficits and abnormal patterns contributing to motor difficulties. Once these concerns are identified, the therapist is able to develop a treatment plan and goals so that the child can grow with the healthiest development possible.
The children and families who participate in physical therapy at aMAYZing Kids can achieve maximum functional independence through play-based exercises, activities, stretching, and home programs.
Some of the challenges commonly addressed by our physical therapy team are:
- Neuromuscular delays
- Torticollis (asymmetrical head or neck position, head tipped to one side)
- Joint instability or laxity
- Hypotonia (low muscle tone, low strength)
- Hypertonia (too much muscle tone with decreased flexibility)
- Infant and child gross motor delay (delayed development in skills such as walking, crawling, running, jumping, etc.)
- Gait issues such as foot positioning and “toe walking”
- Strength, flexibility, pain, and injury
Treatment Techniques and Specialties:
- Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT)
- Kinesio Taping® Method and McConnell Taping Technique
- Sensory integration
- Posture, TheraSuit Method®
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
- Soft tissue/joint mobilization
- Infant massage/torticollis treatment
- Helmet referrals
- Exercise programs
- Adaptive equipment