Developmental delays, genetic disorders, injuries, or other circumstances may impede your child’s strength, range of motion, and coordination. For these reasons, physicians often recommend Physical Therapy for the child. Our Physical Therapists are here to evaluate your child, create a comprehensive treatment plan to address any concerns, and carry out therapy.
Through developmental activities, strength and balance exercises, stretches, adaptive play, massage, and other physical therapy techniques, we’ll encourage improvements in your child’s movement and ability to accomplish daily activities.
Our Pediatric Therapists aim to improve your child’s physical well-being, limit any pain or discomfort resulting from physical problems, and educate parents to assist the child at home.
For our Palmer staff, there’s nothing better than seeing a child reach their goals and master new skills and abilities.
Pediatric physical therapy helps children improve their range of motion, strength, flexibility, and movement patterns. Pediatric physical therapy aims to help kids move their bodies how and when they want to the best of their abilities and make everyday activities easier.
A Pediatric physical therapy session will look and feel like play. A Pediatric therapist will engage your child with fun, age-appropriate games and activities to keep them motivated and happy.
Your child should have fun, while it still can be hard work.
Physical therapy helps improve gross motor skills, such as tasks that involve large muscle groups, like walking and throwing.
Therapists encourage kids to do things like:
Our Physical Therapists are here to help your child take those significant steps and gain the strength and confidence needed for improved movement and mobility. They are highly trained and specialize in the needs of children. Be sure to visit our Team page to meet everyone.
Our Palmer occupational therapists help children participate in what they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). We help children with special needs participate fully in school and social situations and lead a happier, healthier, more meaningful life.
Occupational therapy services typically include:
Occupational therapy services may include recommendations for adaptive equipment, training in its use, and guidance and education for parents and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, focusing on adapting the environment to fit the child, and the child is an integral part of the therapy team.
As with all our staff, our Occupational Therapists are highly trained and certified in their field and participate in continuing education, keeping abreast of new developments in therapeutic techniques to assist children with special needs or development challenges.
Playful Learning Pediatric Therapy, LLC is an Alaska Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center with three locations in Eagle River, Palmer and Wasilla specializing in Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Outpatient Rehabilitative Therapy for children.