The autonomic system which helps regulate body functions such as heart rate and blood pressure, bowel and/or bladder function and digestion. Common disorders include dysautonomia and POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). These conditions can affect your child’s ability to tolerate physical activity or cause delay with gross motor development. Once cleared by your child’s pediatrician or their medical care team, they may be referred to physical therapy to improve their tolerance to activity and improve physical and cardiovascular conditioning. During your child’s physical therapy session, they may receive:

  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • POTS specific training
  • Manual Therapy as appropriate
  • Balance training
  • Neuromuscular training
  • Postural training
  • Gross motor training.