As more and more children have started playing competitive sports year-round, there has been a significant spike in the number of injuries that require professionally assisted rehabilitation. Pediatric physical therapists have the specialized training to develop rehabilitation plans that deliver results for young athletes. If your son or daughter is looking to get back on the field or the court in a hurry, then the help of a pediatric physical therapist is a must.
Pediatric physical therapists utilize a number of exercises that help strengthen the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the area that surrounds an injury. Therapy can be the longest and most frustrating part of a young athlete’s recovery process, but trained PTs are able to keep the process interesting and fun for young athletes. By making the recovery sessions feel more like a game, pediatric physical therapists are able to relate to the young athletes who they are trying to help recover.
The bodies of young athletes are different than those of their older counterparts, and pediatric PTs know how much strain you can place on a young athlete’s body as it heals. Pediatric treatment facilities will also surround your son or daughter with other young athletes who are in the middle of their recovery process. This camaraderie and encouraging atmosphere allows children and teens to make bonds and friendships that can extend beyond the treatment facility. To get your young athlete back on the field, reach out to a trained pediatric physical therapist today.