Doctors often recommend physical therapy for kids and teens who have been injured or who have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability.
After an injury, physical therapists (PTs) work to decrease pain, improve movement, and help kids return to daily activities. They teach kids exercises designed to help them regain strength and range of motion. PTs also show kids and families how to prevent future injuries.
Physical therapy might be needed any time a problem with movement limits someone's daily activities. So doctors often recommend it for kids with:
Physical therapists typically work in hospitals, private practices, fitness centers, and rehabilitation and research facilities. Ask your doctor for recommendations or contact your medical insurance provider. You also can search online at: