Rehabilitation :: Physical Therapy for Child with Developmental Delays
The Rehabilitation Services Department at CHOC Children’s provides physical therapy for children of all ages, from birth through age 21. All of our therapies are designed to meet each patient’s specific needs with the goal of teaching the child how to successfully navigate his or her environment. We teach each patient’s family how to help their child achieve their developmental milestones and work to develop exercises, therapy and experiences that benefit the child and his or her family. We challenge the child to explore his or her environment while still maintaining a safe experience. As part of therapy, therapists work to stimulate:
- The neural centers: groups of nerves that work together to produce movement.
- The vestibular system: the sensory system that controls balance and coordination with movement.
- The proprioceptive centers: bundles of tissue that help us know where our body is in space.
- The sensory organs: ears, eyes, mouth, skin and nose.
What We Treat:
- Congenital muscular torticollis and plagiocephaly.
- Developmental delay / hypotonia.
- Idiopathic toe walking.
- Balance and coordination disorders.
- Genetic syndromes, including Angelman syndrome, Cri-du-chat syndome, Down syndrome (Trisomy 21), Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome and cystic fibrosis
Want to know more about physical therapy for developmental delays?
- Learn more about appointments and evaluations with the CHOC Children’s Rehabilitation Services Department.
- Find out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about physical therapy and developmental delays.