Physical Therapy

Valley Children’s physical therapists focus on providing patient and family-centered care. They specialize in working with children who have impaired mobility and functional limitations due to injury, disease, or disability. Our physical therapists' goal is to optimize your child’s level of independence by restoring movement, mobility and function. They work with the patient and caregivers to design individualized treatment plans and provide the child’s family with innovative ideas on how to support their therapy goals at home. 

Conditions We Treat

  • Orthopaedic and spine conditions
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neurological disorders 
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Infants with history of prematurity
  • Conditions that require casting or splinting
  • Developmental delays
  • Incoordination
  • Hematological conditions
  • Oncology related conditions 
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Hypertonicity

Services Offered

Valley Children’s physical therapy program offers expert care for a diverse pediatric population of varying ages and diagnoses. The success of therapy is heightened by our therapists who have specialized training in pediatrics and are committed to serving infants, children and older adolescents. 

Physical therapy is offered in a variety of settings at Valley Children's Hospital, including:

What to Expect at a Physical Therapy Visit

Our physical therapists work with patients and their families to create a customized program that addresses their unique needs. The therapy process begins with an initial evaluation to assess the child’s current level of function, strengths and areas of concern.

  • Evaluation
    • Assesses a patient’s functional mobility, strength, range of motion, endurance and gross motor skills including balance, coordination and sensation
    • Assesses the need and make recommendations for orthotics and/or equipment needed to improve posture and mobility
    • Determine a plan of care for the patient and caregivers that will tailor towards meeting treatment goals
  • Treatment
    • Therapy is provided in our fully equipped gym and treatment rooms. Treatment may consist of:
      • Strength and flexibility training
      • Manual therapy
      • Gait training
      • Balance training
      • Aquatic therapy
      • Neuromuscular re-education
      • Casting for range of motion
      • Management of equipment (wheelchair, prosthetics, orthotics)
      • Patient and parent education

Contact us

For more information about Valley Children's physical therapy services, contact:

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy