Physical therapy can be for developmental delays in motor skills, torticollis, muscle weakness, scoliosis, and/or stiffness in muscle or fascial systems. This can have have a direct effect on the development of other systems such as: vision, joints and muscles, and balance systems.
Babies can have fascial restrictions from birth that lead to developmental problems and continue to get worse as the child grows, causing pelvic obliquity, limb length discrepancy, torticollis, scoliosis, adult arthritic conditions, and spine pain over time.
Children with pelvic obliquity and leg length discrepancy as little as 1/8” or even mild torticollis can develop scoliosis, be delayed in development of quadruped creeping, balancing, and ambulation skills.
Children with even minor torticollis or scoliosis can develop delays in vision and sensory processing that cause them to have difficulty with bilateral coordination.
Early Intervention is the key to better outcomes!
The earlier we can evaluate and intervene for children 3 and under, the more improved functioning we can see by Kindergarten.
Medically necessary therapies are very different than educational therapies through TEIS or school systems. Most children need both to make huge gains in development!
Here are some “red flags” to refer for medically based pediatric therapies.
Any known medical diagnosis can be considered a “red flag”: Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, congenital heart condition, frequent ear infections, sensory avoiders, low muscle tone or high tone…
Newborn to 3 months old:
Six to Nine Months:
Ten to Fourteen months:
Age 2 years and above:
For referral information and insurance coverage questions, please call 931-372-2020. Centers of Development.
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