Our team of physical therapists wants your child to enjoy the activities of childhood, whether it’s playing with friends or enjoying sports, so we focus on restoring his or her function after medical care.
Licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants work in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units and in the inpatient and outpatient clinics at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's.
Physical therapists perform appropriate tests to evaluate neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and sensory motor functions. After assessing a patient's situation, physical therapists develop a treatment plan to help him or her return to the highest level of function. This can be achieved by a variety of techniques, including exercises to increase strength, endurance and coordination.
Therapists also educate patients and their parents on the importance of physical fitness and the important relationship of health and nutrition to disease.