Common Child Development Disorders

As children grow and develop, they may encounter a variety of physical development disorders that can affect their ability to move, play, and participate in daily activities. It's important to understand some of the common physical development disorders that children may experience, and how pediatric physical therapy MA can help.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. It’s caused by damage to the brain during or shortly after birth. Children with cerebral palsy may have difficulty walking, crawling, and sitting up, and they may require assistive devices (braces or walkers) to help them move. Our physical therapist Braintree MA can help teach children with cerebral palsy ways to move and participate in activities while improving their muscle strength and range of motion.

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass. While it affects children from a young age physical therapy can help children with muscular dystrophy maintain their muscle strength and improve their mobility and balance. It can also help them develop alternative strategies to help them move and play.

Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a congenital condition that affects the development of the spinal cord. It causes varying degrees of paralysis or weakness in the legs. Pediatric physical therapy MA can help children with spina bifida reach their developmental milestones and improve their mobility and independence.

Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Coordination Disorder is a condition that affects a child's ability to coordinate their movements. Children with DCD may have difficulty mastering simple motor activities such as catching a ball or tying their shoes.

Consult With Our Pediatric Physical Therapy MA Team

In severe cases, development disorders in children can hinder their ability to take care of themselves and participate in activities they enjoy. Pediatric physical therapy MA can help teach patients the tools and skills they need to improve their range of motion and live comfortably with their conditions. Our team of specialized therapists at Peak Physical Therapy will develop a personalized treatment plan for all patients. To learn more about our physical therapy programs, please visit our website.

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