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Physical Therapy Treatments

Physical therapists identify and treat problems related to gross motor development. Physical therapists help children and their families when children have limitations during the following activities: walking, transferring from beds or chairs, sitting, playing with toys, running, going up and down stairs and any other daily activities.

Does My Child Need Physical Therapy?

Many children with special needs and deficits can benefit from physical therapy.  Here are some common problems and diagnoses that our physical therapists can help your children with:


  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Club foot

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Scoliosis

  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly

  • Toe walking and other gait disturbances

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Core strengthening

  • Delays in rolling, sitting, crawling and walking

  • Coordination difficulties

  • Hyper/Hypotonia

  • Sports Injuries


What Should I Notice as a Parent?

​Parents know their children better than anyone.  Our speech therapists always want to know what the parents are seeing at home.  Here are some signs that your child may need speech therapy:


  • Your child complains of pain or difficulty when performing gross motor tasks.

  • Your child frequently walks up on the balls of their feet (tip toe walk) or walks in an awkward manner.

  • Your child is unable or has difficulty performing gross motor tasks such as rolling, sitting, crawling, or walking in the younger population; and jumping, running, or skipping in the older population.

  • Your child falls and trips often when walking.

  • As an infant, your child may have a strong preference for turning or tilting their head to one side.

  • Your child neglects or has difficulty using one side of their body while consistently using their dominant preferred side.

  • Expected developmental milestones are not met during your child’s first year of life. This can include, rolling, sitting, crawling, or standing independently.

  • Your child has difficulty keeping up with their peers during play.

  • The child was injured or underwent a surgical procedure and is now unable to perform at his/her prior level of function.


As a parent you know you children better than anyone. So, if you see any of the above problems or conditions, Active Therapy, in Omaha, NE, can help your child.  Call 402-932-2888 to get your child the help they deserve.

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