Pediatric Physical Therapy: Prevention and Treatment

We love working with children at Atlantic Spine Center and have unrivaled experience in all types of children’s pediatric services for New Jersey. Because children are still growing and developing, they require advanced care in the form of sports medicine physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, and exercise specialists. We also handle sports medicine and massage therapy, and acupuncture depending on the child’s individual needs and health issues.

Parents choose Atlantic Spine Center because we feature the most cutting edge technology, combined with breakthrough pediatric healthcare. We use holistic, rounded, methods to treat children for many common muscle and skeletal health conditions and injuries. In essence, our team works together to help kids with prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, while improving their quality of life and mobility.

The variety of pediatric conditions we treat encompasses:

  • All types of sports injuries
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Hockey or figure skating Injuries
  • Dance, karate, tennis and other individual sports performance
  • Team sports, such as football, baseball, soccer, basketball performance
  • Back and neck pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Osgood Schlatters Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy or Spina Bifida

All children who visit our pediatric therapists will receive a thorough evaluation to determine the root of dysfunction or pain. Based on the assessment, we will recommend appropriate treatments and wellness programs for the child’s needs. Some of the testing we may decide to perform could include:

  • Modality testing – through laser therapy, game ready devices, ultrasound, TENS, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), iontophoresis, and others
  • Wearable Taping – such as leukotape, rock tape or kinesiotape
  • Plyometrics and athletic drills
  • Yoga or Pilates training
  • Developmental sequencing
  • Functional movement screening (FMS)
  • Balance training
  • Stretching/Strengthening/Conditioning
  • Selective functional movement assessments (SFMA)
  • Manual therapies, such as MFR or active release technique (ART)