Here at NIT, our therapists work directly with you and your child to tailor a program that is designed specifically for them. Whatever the challenge may be, our therapists are specially trained and fully qualified to work with pediatric patients of all ages. If your child is recovering from an illness or injury, or is experiencing developmental or emotional challenges, we’ve got you covered!
What is Orthopedic Pediatrics?
The role of an orthopedic pediatric surgeon is to diagnose, treat, and manage children’s musculoskeletal problems. Some of the concerns may include limb and spine deformities, gait abnormalities, bone and joint infections, or broken bones. Pediatric orthopedic professionals use equipment that is specifically designed for children and understand their unique needs. Often times, children feel threatened in these scenarios, but most offices are decorated and have toys available for the child in mind. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon will have the widest range of treatment options, extensive training, and experience in treating children with orthopedic concerns.
How Does Pediatric Physical Therapy Help with an Orthopedic Concern?
Pediatric physical therapists are trained to treat a wide variety of injuries and conditions in children. They work directly with the child and their family to properly diagnose the problem and work on achieving maximum results so that they continue to participate in their daily lives. Pediatric physical therapists focus on issues such as balance, gait, motion, muscular control, and neurology. They address a variety of conditions such as: torticollis, functional scoliosis, coordination disorders, motor or development delay, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic conditions, neurological conditions, autism, burns, and wounds.
How NIT Can Help
Our team at NIT is comprised of therapists to treat both adults and pediatric patients. In addition to their training, many of our therapists hold advanced certifications in specialized therapy techniques. We offer a single point of referral which allows us to schedule with the best licensed therapist to meet your child’s specific needs to help them to live their best life. At your initial consultation, the therapist will take the time to get to know you and diagnose the concern. This will allow him/her to create a care plan and discuss treatment options with you to ensure that your child’s needs are being met.
Here at NIT, we want your child’s therapy experience to be positive and successful, and that’s why we design our services to meet your child’s specific needs! We believe in providing extraordinary care in outpatient clinics, hospitals, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health, industries, schools, and daycare centers throughout Iowa. For more information on how we can help you and your child, visit our website!