Pediatric Physical Therapy Services

ExplorAbilities has been providing the New Mexico community with outstanding Pediatric therapy services for nearly 40 years.

"Isn’t physical therapy just for athletes and adults in recovery?" Nope!

Sometimes, children and babies need physical therapy, too.

Pediatric Physical Therapy Practitioners help kids improve their range of motion, strength, flexibility, and movement patterns. The goal? Help children move their bodies how and when they want to the best of their abilities. Physical Therapy can help make everyday activities easier for kids through development of new skills and modifications as needed.

If you would like more information, please call ExplorAbilities at (505) 268-7988, or schedule an appointment online.

What does PT For children look like?
For the most part, pediatric physical therapy sessions should look and feel like play. Physical Therapy Practitioners engage kids with fun, strategic, age-appropriate activities targeted to move their bodies in specifi ways while keeping them motivated and happy. (Kids should have fun, but physical therapy can be hard work!)

PT goals can include improved:

  • Play with toys
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Ball play
  • Running
  • Motor planning and carrying out tasks
  • Manipulation of large objects
  • Safety
  • Agility and strength
  • Posture
  • And increase confidence and independence

Physical Therapy will also include activities to do with your child at home to encourage progress in the child’s development

Does My Child Need to See a Pediatric Physical Therapist?
You may want to consider Physical Therapy for your child if:

  • They are not meeting milestones for their age
  • They are having trouble keeping up with peers
  • They are recovering from sports- and non-sports-related injuries
  • They have genetic or neurological conditions (such as down syndrome)
  • They have muscle weakness or difficulty with balance
  • They have Poor coordination
  • They were born pre-mature or had a traumatic birth
  • OR if you just feel like something is little off

During an initial visit, a PT will evaluate your child’s strength, development, mobility, balance and ability to complete age-appropriate tasks. From there, a Physical Therapy Practitioner will work with you and your child to figure out a treatment plan

If you have concerns about your child’s development and think they could benefit from physical therapy, call ExplorAbilities to schedule an evaluation.