Witnessing your child learn and grow is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a parent. Children learn through play, and giving your child the play time they require is a great step towards preparing them for life’s great challenges. As a parent we are ever vigilant in our children’s development, and in some cases, children may have a harder time than others when it comes to physical development.
If you have a child who is struggling to keep up, it’s possible they are experiencing developmental delays. Children who are struggling to develop fine motor skills, language, cognition, or a combination of the four, may be a candidate for physical therapy.
As a parent, observation is our best method of defense. Being an avid listener and an active participant in your child’s development can give you a leg up in spotting developmental delays. It’s important to take notice in regard to their movement and behavior. If you see your child struggling with coordination or fine motor skills, this can be an indicator that they have addressable differences in physicality. Common warning signs are trouble walking, moving less than other children, balance issues, constant tripping or falling, and trouble holding or picking up toys.
What Are My Options?
If you believe that your child may be experiencing developmental delays, it’s important to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician to get a better understanding and diagnosis. From there, they may assign a team of specialists to evaluate your child’s fine motor skills, flexibility, strength, posture, balance, and coordination. The goal of these appointments is to evaluate and give treatment to children that are affected by these conditions. After a diagnosis has been confirmed, a physical therapy regimen may be assigned with frequency dependent on the severity of the problem.
About allcare Therapy Services.
Our physical therapy specialists at allcare Therapy Services provide the most current and advanced evidence-based techniques to help your child reach their maximum potential. Our clinicians are specialty trained to assess and treat infants and children. Our team specializes in neurological impairments, torticollis, difficulty walking, scoliosis, developmental delays, fractures, and developmental coordination disorder.
Our goal is to meet your child’s target milestones, making progress one step at a time.