Pediatric Therapy

Your child deserves access to top therapies from compassionate specialists.

Every child develops differently. Sometimes they need assistance to reduce potential delays or disability, while others need skills for adapting to a lifelong condition. If your child has been diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental condition like cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or autism spectrum disorder or is slow to achieve movement or speech milestones, Novant Health pediatric therapy programs can provide you and your child with the support you need. 

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What is pediatric therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy addresses movement impairments in children. Pediatric physical therapists specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing various congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, orthopedic, or acquired conditions that children may experience from birth into adolescence.   

A baby that is not meeting milestones, a child that walks only on their toes, a child that trips and falls frequently, or a child that cannot keep up with their peers would all benefit from pediatric physical therapy. Our treatments focus on improving strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, and coordination. We also assess how orthotics, methods/modalities, and equipment might help your child reach their treatment goals. 

How does pediatric therapy help? 

The highly trained therapists at Novant Health facilities use proven techniques aimed at helping your child with skills like walking, speaking, learning, playing, dressing, eating, working, and participating in hobbies.  

Following formal testing and clinical evaluations, our pediatric specialists collaborate with parents, caregivers, teachers, and your child’s other medical providers to fully understand your child’s needs. Our physical, occupational, speech therapist or audiologist will then create a personalized plan of treatment. 

Types of Pediatric Therapy

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Support for Pediatric Hearing Concerns

Early intervention is important during your child’s critical periods of auditory, speech, and language development. At Novant Health, you’ll find treatment for infants and children with a wide range of auditory disorders, including hearing screenings for newborns from expert audiologists. Our centers can help you navigate insurance coverage and identify other funding programs so you can focus on your child’s needs.