Pediatric Physical Therapy Louisville, Evansville & Southern Indiana

 

ProRehab's physical therapists work with elementary to high school age children and their families during times of adversity.

Pediatricians are at the forefront to identify kids at a young age and intervene early, so that injuries in their youth do not cause issues later in life. We treat musculoskeletal and sports injuries, but adolescent growing pains can also be relieved and controlled with physical therapy. ProRehab will get your children back to a healthy and active lifestyle.

​​Physical Therapy for Kids

From growth spurts to rigorous sports schedules, kids from elementary school to high school put their bodies through a lot! At ProRehab we want to make sure your child stays as active as possible while still maintaining a healthy pattern of growth, so we offer physical therapy for kids! Injuries that occur in childhood can have devastating and long lasting effects if not handled appropriately, so it is important to receive the appropriate medical and physical therapy interventions in a timely manner. Playing competitive sports puts children at an additional risk for developing musculoskeletal conditions, but this risk can be decreased by sport specific pediatric physical therapy and training. 

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy looks a little different than physical therapy for adults, but has the same general focus and outcome. Physical therapy for kids focuses on ensuring normal developmental patterns while also easing pain. Our pediatric physical therapists at ProRehab have a detailed understanding of how bones, muscles, and ligaments develop over the lifespan and use this knowledge to create a plan of care that works for your child’s specific needs. Whether it is a sports injury, a developmental condition such as growing pains, incontinence, bowel dysfunction, or something that happened in a car accident or other traumatic event, our therapists are here to help get your child back to their normal activities and on track for a happy, healthy life. 

What Conditions Can Be Treated With Pediatric Physical Therapy?

There is a wide variety of pediatric conditions that are effectively treated by physical therapy. Sprains or strains, fractures (after immobilization), dislocations, tendonitis, shin splints, and back pain can all be managed by pediatric physical therapy. ProRehab also has specialists that are able to treat some conditions that are specific to kids and athletes, such as Osgood Schlatter, sinus tarsi syndrome, and Sever’s disease.  See below for a full list of pediatric treatments we offer at ProRehab:

NECK AND HEAD THERAPY

  • Concussion
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis

BACK PAIN THERAPY

  • Back pain
  • Thoracic pain
  • Sciatica

KNEE PAIN THERAPY

  • Anterior knee pain
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • syndrome
  • Patellar tendonitis/bursitis
  • Strain/sprain
  • Meniscus tear
  • Pes Anserine bursitis
  • IT-band syndrome
  • Patella subluxation
  • Osgood Schlatter
  • Chondromalacia
  • Patella tracking
  • Dysfunction

HIP PAIN THERAPY

  • Sprain/strain
  • Ischial tuberosity and
  • iliopectinal bursitis
  • Hip flexor tendonitis
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Labral injuries
  • Impingement

ELBOW PAIN THERAPY

  • Medial/lateral
  • Epicondylitis
  • UCL/RCL sprains
  • Tennis/golf elbow

SHOULDER PAIN THERAPY

  • Impingement
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Bicep tendonitis
  • Scapula dyskinesia
  • Multi-directional
  • Instability

HAND & WRIST PAIN THERAPY

  • Fractures/dislocations
  • Tendonitis/tendonosis
  • Sprain/strain

FOOT & ANKLE PAIN THERAPY

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Sprain/strain
  • Posterior tibialis
  • Dysfunction
  • Shin splints
  • Sinus tarsi syndrome
  • Severs disease

 

Pediatric Sports Therapy

We also offer a Youth Sports Enhancement Program that could be the right choice for any adolescent looking to reduce their risk for injury or get the competitive edge in their sport.

The pediatric physical therapy treatment we provide at ProRehab is specific to the child’s injury and their sports or hobbies. If your kid is a dancer and has snapping hip syndrome, we will work with them to reduce their symptoms with dance-related movements, stretches, and strengthening. Similarly, for kids with shoulder impingement who want to return to pitching for baseball or softball we will address the physical impairment while also providing sports specific training to optimize their throwing form from a biomechanical perspective. This type of treatment reduces pain and allows healing of the damaged tissues but also helps prevent future injuries.  

We specialize in treating the following sports injuries in children:

  • Adolescent growing pains; conditions such as Sever's disease and Osgood Schlatter
  • Cervical headache
  • Concussion
  • Contusion
  • Fracture/dislocation
  • Groin pull
  • Hamstring/hip flexor pain
  • Instability issues
  • Joint hypermobility
  • Meniscus/ACL tear
  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Neck and back pain
  • Patellar subluxation
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Post-surgical
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder injury
  • Stiffness/weakness after casting
  • Strains and sprains all over!
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis/golf elbow

 

Find Experts in Pediatrics at Pro Rehab 

Early physical therapy can accelerate recovery back to sports and prevent chronic or recurrence of injuries. Our children may not have physical education in school, and with current technology, the lack of activity has led to an increase in childhood obesity. This program will provide a safe and fun environment that can develop habits of an active lifestyle for their future.

Why wait? Contact ProRehab today! Schedule an appointment now!

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