Brachial Plexus Injury Brachial Plexus Injury causes significant weakness to muscles due to damage to the nerves of the Brachial Plexus. This condition is often a result of birth trauma. It is extremely important to ensure that the muscles affected by this injury are maintained as healthy as possible. Therapy is indicated if there is residual weakness a few weeks after birth. Hand-out
Diagnoses and Types of Therapy
Neurological Conditions Our therapists provide state-of-the-art physical therapy to children with neurological conditions, such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida. New research has shown that the brain is able to change, so your child has the awesome possibility for improving function. We use modern technologies, such as EMG Biofeedback and EMG-triggered muscle stimulation to teach children to improve control of their movements. These technologies present a new and exciting way to engage your child in therapy that he will enjoy by incorporating special computer games that have been designed to help keep him highly motivated with the training. About CP
Concerns About Motor Development Do you have concerns regarding your child’s motor development? We can perform a thorough assessment of your child’s motor development to determine if he or she needs intervention. A PPTS physical therapist will develop an individualized physical therapy plan and work with your child to help him or her catch up. Hand-out
Orthopaedic Conditions Rehabilitation following a trauma can be very important as the child resumes normal activities. The therapists at PPTS can create training programs to strengthen and improve function, as well as to help prevent further injuries. We work closely with your child’s doctors to enable your child to return to normal function as soon as possible after an injury.
Torticollis Torticollis is a condition in which the child’s head is tilted to one side and rotated to the opposite side. Parents often notice that their child has a strong preference for looking to one side, or they will notice that their baby’s skull has become asymmetrical. Treatment of Torticollis involves stretching tight neck muscles and positioning. The earlier you intervene, the easier it is to treat Torticollis, so speak to your child’s pediatrician today. Hand-out
Balance and Coordination Difficulties Balance and coordination difficulties keep some children from participating in play with peers or from sports. Being the last one picked for a team is hard! The good news is that with the right kind of training, your child can dramatically her improve balance and coordination. The best way to address these issues is through an intensive period of training. Engage your child in an intensive therapy program and see her quickly improve. Hand-out