What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapists use their expertise in movement and apply clinical reasoning through the process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention. At Little Tesla Pediatric Therapy, we promote independence, increase participation, enhance learning opportunities, improve strength and endurance and facilitate motor development. Every child responds best to a unique, carefully crafted treatment plan, which every therapist at Little Tesla Pediatric Therapy creates. Pediatric Physical Therapists also teach children and their families about safety and home exercises, since improving physical function often requires daily practice.

Our Focus

  • Maximize function in developmental milestones, gross motor skills, and mobility
  • Improve strength, range of motion, and endurance
  • Focus on balance and coordination
  • Promote postural control, alignment and body awareness
  • Use adaptive equipment and bracing to facilitate independence
  • Encourage access to the community for participation in sports and recreational activities
  • Support self-advocacy, inclusion, family education and training, and a comprehensive approach to health-care and medical needs