Types of Treatment
Pediatrics Physical Therapy Raleigh-Durham, Fayetteville & Surrounding North Carolina Cities
The mission of BreakThrough Pediatric Therapy is that all children, regardless of ability or background, have unlimited opportunities to grow and develop into unique individuals.
Pediatric physical therapy at BreakThrough PT can address injuries, help kids reach developmental milestones, or improve sports performance. Many injuries like fractures or joint problems can look similar in a child to the way they present in an adult, but some injuries are more likely to happen to children as they grow and change. For instance, physical therapy can be a good choice to address adolescent issues like growing pains, developmental disabilities and sports injuries. For any childhood complaint, physical therapy is good first step on the road to pain free participation. We can determine with great accuracy when it is safe for your child to return to their sport or activity.
What is a Pediatric Physical Therapist?
Although kids may seem indestructible, they get injured just like adults. But since they are still developing, injuries that happen in childhood can have long term effects if they aren’t treated correctly. Children are resilient, but sometimes need help to move their recovery along… that is where our Breakthrough pediatric physical therapists come in. We are trained to help your kids recover in a way that allows them to thrive and build healthy movement patterns that they will carry with them throughout their lives!
What Treatments Are Offered in Pediatric Physical Therapy?
While physical therapists treating adults usually focus on recovering from an injury or surgery, pediatric physical therapists prioritize optimizing your child’s growth and development. This can take the form of strengthening, stretching, motor control activities, and sports specific training, depending on the patient’s unique abilities and needs. Its critically important in pediatric physical therapy to understand development, and the many ways that children’s muscles, bones, and ligaments are a little bit different than adults. Our therapists a BreakThrough PT know how to taylor their therapy sessions to keep their patients engaged and excited about coming to therapy.
See Specialists in Pediatrics at BreakThrough Physical Therapy
BreakThrough PT is a great place to start if you are looking for pediatric physical therapy services in North Carolina. Our pediatric specialists are excited to help our younger patients get back to keeping up with their peers on the playground or sports field, and can even help optimize their skillset with sport-specific training. As movement experts, our physical therapists understand all of the intricate muscle and joint actions that add up to produce elite performance and can help your child develop a competitive edge, no matter what their passion is! Come visit us today in Raleigh-Durham, Fayetteville & other surrounding North Carolina cities to develop a plan and get started achieving your child’s goals!
Occupational therapy may include:
- Fine and Gross Motor Coordination and Strengthening
- Turn-taking and social activities that require organization of materials and oneself
- Self-care activities such as dressing, eating/feeding
- Visual tasks, including hand-eye coordination and the use of visual perceptual skills
- Sensory Integration
- Activities found in the daily life of a school student, such as problem solving, hand writing and following directions.
Conditions We Treat:
- Abnormal muscle tone
- Autism Spectrum Disorders/PDD
- Cerebral Palsy
- Coordination Difficulties
- Developmental delay
- Downs Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta
- Sensory Integration/ Modulation Disorders
Ready to reclaim your life? BreakThrough is here to help.
Here’s what some of our patients had to say
Working with Pierce and the team at Breakthrough Sports Performance has been a major help to our at Athletes at Liberty Soccer Academy. Their knowledge and professionalism is top class.
BreakThrough Sports Performance has been a tremendous help in the development of the ACS U13 Girls Volleyball team. Just a few short weeks of training you can clearly see the positive impact it has had on their bodies and their approach to the importance of training!
Coach Pierce has been a great asset to our program. His understanding of building the athlete from a fundamental level is of huge benefit to our athletes. Every athlete feels like they are getting the most out of each training session to improve their individual events.
My experience at BreakThrough Sports Performance has been amazing. I’ve been seeing the guys at BreakThrough for 3 years now and feel so much stronger and more mobile swinging the golf club. BreakThrough Sports Performance is different. The trainers will educate you with things you wouldn’t hear anywhere else, like… the importance of your airway…
Training at BreakThrough Sports Performance helps me feel my best. Before I started with BreakThrough there were days where I physically felt that I couldn’t perform the way I needed to. Since training at BreakThrough I feel more prepared to tolerate a high volume of tournaments that I couldn’t do before. I injured my back…
I started working with Breakthrough Sports Performance to help with my back. I was unable to play two rounds in a row but after participating in the golf fitness class I can now play as often as I can without pain. The simple process of a physical assessment, swing assessment and KVest evaluation narrowed down…
I discovered Breakthrough Sports Performance due to an ankle injury. They were able to see within the first 24 hours which greatly improved my recovery time. They provided me with the right physical therapy and treatment needed to get me back on the court faster. Because of the knowledgeable coaches/trainers, and the excellent facilities, I…
Thank you so much! I love you guys and the care I received!
We rate BreakThrough Physical Therapy a 10; we are extremely happy! After having received excellent PT in the past, we had no doubt this was the only place we would trust with our son’s recovery. The warm, welcoming environment makes it a comfortable place to receive therapy. This puts him at ease allowing for the…
After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.
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