Physical Therapy

HealthBridge’s Pediatric Physical Therapy Services focuses on the physical aspects of function relating to the child's neuromuscular status. Our licensed child physical therapists are extremely experienced and understand the physical and mental challenges a child may face during the healing process.  We work with patients and families to help each child achieve his or her optimal developmental and functional levels. Fill out our contact form for more information or call 281 293-7774.

Conditions Treated

We treat children with physical deficits due to a number of complex medical issues. Specific diagnosis may include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tight heel cords
  • Torticollis
  • Status post orthopedic trauma

Our Approach to Treatment

Our Pediatric Physical Therapy treatment at HealthBridge focuses on the mobility of the child through direct one-on-one therapy and parent/caregiver education for carryover between therapy sessions.  Patients undergo a comprehensive assessment prior to beginning therapy to determine a treatment plan based on their unique needs. Progress is monitored and goals are updated and modified as needed. The patient’s physician determines frequency and duration of treatment with input from our physical therapists.

Some issues we address include, but are not limited to:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Developmental delay  
  • Tone imbalances
  • Motor sequencing
  • Balance and coordination
  • Endurance
  • Head and trunk control

Services in addition to Physical therapy evaluation and treatment include:

  • Wheelchair assessments and recommendations
  • AFO needs assessments and recommendations
  • Other durable medical equipment assessments and recommendations

Referrals

Our admissions team at HealthBridge Children’s Hospital works closely with referring hospitals to ensure that the admission process is efficient. Nurse liaisons and admission coordinators assist in our referral and admission process. To refer a patient to HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, physicians and families may call our Admissions Department at (713) 351-6623.