We help children with a range of musculoskeletal conditions increase their strength and reach developmental goals.
Our team of skilled pediatric physical therapists evaluates and provides treatment for infants, children and adolescents with problems that affect the musculoskeletal system. Your child may need physical therapy to help with a chronic condition, developmental delay, or recovery from traumatic injury, sports injury or surgery.
Physical therapists use non-invasive tests to assess your child’s muscle strength, flexibility, joint mobility, endurance and gross motor skill development. Patients and families are directly involved in creating goals for the patient’s individualized treatment plan, and we work with parents to establish a home exercise program as needed.
As part of a comprehensive medical program based at a pediatric hospital that provides advanced, specialized care, our physical therapy team is experienced in treating children of all ages with complex medical conditions.
Based on your child’s individual needs, the goals of physical therapy may include:
- Reaching developmental milestones
- Improving balance/coordination
- Restoring strength
- Decreasing pain
- Improving ability to participate in school, hobbies or sports activities
Programs and services
We provide a range of services using state-of-the-art equipment, including:
- Aquatic therapy
- Gait re-training
- Humac Norm system for isokinetic strength testing and training
- Manual physical therapy
- Neurodevelopmental treatment
- Neurocom system to help treat balance issues
- Pain management
- Partial weight-bearing/AlterG anti-gravity treadmill training
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation for urinary incontinence
- Serial casting
- Sports rehabilitation
- Slow-motion video analysis to evaluate your child’s movements
- Therasuit method intensive program
- Torticollis treatment
- Wheelchair and equipment evaluation
- Whirlpool and wound care
In addition to the outpatient services provided in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center and our Outpatient Care locations, we also provide acute care services to children receiving inpatient treatment in our hospital. Learn more about our acute care services.
We also offer internship opportunities for students of physical therapy. Learn more.
For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us. We serve families in the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond. Medical records may be faxed to 727-767-8847.
Tampa, FL 33607
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