Why is physical therapy essential for children with special needs? From challenges with movement to a lack of muscle tone, medically fragile children may require specialized exercise and activity plans to help them overcome physical hurdles. But aside from gaining physical strength, there are also many benefits that you may not have considered! At PediaTrust, our expertly-trained physical therapists work closely with each child to encourage physical strength, cognitive development, and emotional coping mechanisms. Here are three benefits you can discover at our daycare with the aid of a licensed physical therapist.
1. Physical Therapy Can Improve Movement & Strength
First and foremost, physical therapy is a fantastic way to help medically fragile children grapple with physical impediments. Children with motor disorders or certain physical disabilities may develop muscle weakness or low muscle tone. This is where a daycare with a skilled physical therapist can help drive improvement! Our physical therapists use effective and achievable exercises for children with special needs. These promote better flexibility, muscle definition, and better balance among other benefits.
2. PT Can Help a Variety of Special Needs Conditions
Physical therapy is not limited to certain conditions or disorders. At PediaTrust, we make sure that each child in need of therapeutic exercise has access to personalized plans. Our physical therapists are licensed and highly trained, so you can rest assured that your child will receive the highest quality therapy. Conditions including Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, and more can affect normal function and development in children. With expert guidance, your child will engage in exercises and activities designed to help improve coordination, functional skills, and posture.
3. PT Can Boost a Child’s Mood and Mental Health
It’s no secret that exercise has mood-boosting benefits. Physical therapy and exercise can let your child enjoy these benefits, too. At PediaTrust daycare, your child’s physical therapist will guide them through exercises and games that promote brain health as well as physical strength. For children with Down syndrome, and other conditions that may cause generalized anxiety, physical therapy can help to better cope with emotions and stress. These activities can help with memory, problem-solving, and anxiety reduction. And, they can also encourage better sleep!
Choose a Daycare With a Qualified Physical Therapist
Medically fragile children deserve to learn and grow in an environment catered to their needs. At our daycare, discover the difference that skilled nursing, physical therapy, and other exceptional services can make for your child. Our dedicated team is committed to providing a warm, welcoming daycare experience that enriches the lives of the children in our care. While you are at work or doing the things you need to do, you can rest assured knowing that your child is in a safe environment where they can enjoy being a kid!