FAQ: What makes a Pediatric Physical Therapist different from another Physical Therapist?
Because a Pediatric Physical Therapist specializes in children, there are significant differences in the approach to care. Children require specialized care, care a pediatric therapist is trained to deliver. Most adults who work with Physical Therapists understand that their recovery is a process that may involve some discomfort and patience to achieve the desired outcome. Children need different motivators to encourage a positive outcome. Pediatric therapy involves fun and playful therapeutic interventions and activities to allow children to maximize their functional independence within their environment. A skilled Pediatric Physical Therapist will also work with parents and guardians to help them assist their child through the recovery and encourage a positive environment for all parties involved.