Restoring mobility to an affected area of the body immediately after medical treatment or surgery
Our Central Texas team of physical therapists wants your child to enjoy childhood activities, whether playing with friends or enjoying sports, so we focus on restoring their function after medical care.
Licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants work in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units and the inpatient and outpatient clinics at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's in Temple.
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 them return to the highest level of function. This can be achieved by various techniques, including exercises to increase strength, endurance and coordination.
Therapists also educate patients and their parents on the importance of physical fitness and the relationship between health and nutrition and disease.