Children can experience a variety of conditions that can affect their heart. Heart disorders can begin in the womb or develop over time. These conditions can make everyday tasks and play difficult due to feeling tired, short of breath, or dizzy. Some conditions may need surgery to help improve their condition.  Once cleared by their pediatrician or medical care team, your child may be referred to Physical Therapy to improve their endurance, strength, balance, and gross motor skills. During your child’s physical therapy session, they may receive:

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