Improved strength, coordination, and balance skills in kids

We combine our passion and knowledge for better patient-outcomes

Are you worried your baby is not yet crawling or walking? Does your child have balance or coordination difficulties or demonstrate weaknesses or changes  in posture? Does your child demonstrate difficulties keeping up with their peers? An expert pediatric physical therapist at KidSense can help. Located in Milford and Danbury, Connecticut, we offer physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as mental health services under one roof.

Pediatric patients vary from newborns to teenage competitive athletes, specifically 0 to 18 years old. Our pediatric physical therapists can help to improve a child’s motor development, strength, range of motion, balance, coordination, gait skills, and improve their functional endurance. We aim at enhancing the lives and everyday functions of children recovering from a variety of injuries as well as those with congenital diagnoses. While working with the children and their family, we help each client attain their full potential, while encouraging independence, and promoting an active involvement in the home, school, and community environments.

The goals of Physical Therapy at KidSense are as follows:

Enhance range of motion

Increase strength

Improve alignment

Improve balance

Improve coordination and motor planning

Increase endurance

Achieve developmental milestones

Pediatric Rehab Therapy for a Variety of Conditions

We maximize the function and enhance the lives of children with a variety of conditions and injuries such as:

  • Neurological Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Injuries

  • Coordination Difficulties
  • Muscle Weakness and Decreased Strength
  • Torticollis

  • Gross Motor Difficulties
  • Gait Training
  • Balance

How do I Know if My Child Needs Physical Therapy?

The following are some of the signs which indicate that your child needs physical therapy:

Pain from Injuries

If an injury impairs a child’s ability to accomplish tasks due to pain or limited mobility they may need physical therapy. Injuries can be either sports-related or non-sports-related. Some of the most common sports injuries are bruises, broken bones, fractures, spinal cord injury and overuse injuries. Physical therapy helps children recover from such injuries or avoid them in the first place.

Mobility Difficulties from Developmental Delays

Developmental delay refers to when a child is not gaining the skills expected for their age  as compared to other children of the same age. We provide pediatric therapy services to children of all ages experiencing mobility difficulties from developmental delays. Some of the common symptoms indicating developmental delays are low muscle tone, decreased strength, floppy or stiff limbs and walking instability.

Muscular Weakness due to Genetic Conditions

Physical therapy is required for children who experience poor motor coordination planning – which is the ability to think of and carry out a motor act, such as walking up stairs, riding a bike, or completing an exercise.

Coordination Difficulties due to Nerve/Muscle Conditions

Children suffering from genetic disorders like Down Syndrome often require physical therapy for improving muscle strength, balance and coordination.

Why Choose KidSense (Milford and Danbury, CT) for Pediatric Physical Therapy

Quality Care, Faster Recovery and Lasting Results

  • Comprehensive Treatment: Our pediatric rehabilitation team specializes in the treatment of clients who are experiencing functional impacts as a result of injuries or developmental needs.
  • Well-equipped Facility: Care is given in a cutting-edge, child-friendly, and secure facility.
  • Multidisciplinary Approach: Our diverse team consists of pediatric rehabilitative and habilitative therapists in occupational therapy, physical therapy, feeding therapy, speech-language therapy, and mental health. We deliver each plan of care tailored to your child's individualized needs.

  • Holistic Care: Adaptive games, arts and crafts, and interactive videos and computer games improve participation and therapy while also providing peer-to-peer support to encourage children to take part in their progress.
  • Collaboration with Professionals at School: Our clinicians act as a client advocate, ensuring that education continues across different environments. Our therapists work as a communication link between teachers, parents, physicians, and other professionals who are involved with our client’s client care.

  • High Success Rate: Patients and their families routinely assess their care as excellent or very good.

What is Involved in Physical Therapy Evaluation?

Our evaluation process is comprehensive, in-depth and child-centered

The initial evaluation consists of formal assessments and parent interviews. The parent interview is an opportunity for you, the parent/caregiver, to express your concerns and request assistance in areas where your child is having difficulty.

The examination will include a postural evaluation, pertinent orthopedic checks, and an assessment of skill set using age-appropriate, dynamic pediatric assessments. The therapist carefully considers all of this information in light of how a parent describes their child's strengths and weaknesses and an individualized plan of care is created.

Physical Therapy Treatment

Maximize your child’s participation in everyday activities with our expert treatment and dedicated care

Our physical therapy includes, but is not limited to the following: 

  • Exercise intervention
  • Gym program instruction
  • Return to sports program
  • Reflex integration
  • McKenzie Method spinal treatment
  • Mulligan spinal treatment
  • Parent/ Caregiver education

Resources

Resources do not supplement an evaluation and treatment plan created by a licensed physical therapist and should be used for informational purposes only.

FAQs

KidSense Locations

KidSense Therapy Group has two convenient locations in Milford and Danbury CT which serve our greater New Haven County area as well as the greater Fairfield County area. Both locations are fully staffed with therapists as well as administrative professionals.

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