Musculoskeletal disorders include conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles or connective tissues and ligaments of the body. These conditions can impact your child’s overall physical and gross motor development. Some of the main disorders in this category include arthrogryposis, scoliosis, hypermobility syndrome, Ehler Danlos’ Syndrome, Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis, pectus excavatum, osteomyelitis, Paget’s disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, and craniofacial anomalies. Once cleared by your child’s pediatrician or medical care team, they may be referred to Physical Therapy to improve their musculoskeletal function and promote gross motor development. During your child’s Physical Therapy session, they may receive:

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