Pediatric Therapy

Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation

Nima Patel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist located in Old Bridge Township, NJ

Dr. Nima Patel, PT, DPT, and her team of licensed professionals at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation specialize in treating pediatric patients age 0-18, including children with sports injuries or movement disorders. If you’re looking for an expert pediatric physical therapist in or around Old Bridge, New Jersey, call or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric Physical Therapy Q & A

What is pediatric physical therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy is for children and teenagers who have an injury or illness that limits their ability to move freely and without pain.

Children have a tendency to be particularly adventurous, often leading to accidents and injuries during sports or play. Not only is physical therapy beneficial for decreasing pain and restoring function to an injury site, but Dr. Patel and her expert team teach you and your child how to prevent future injuries.

Why would my child need pediatric physical therapy?

If your child has a movement problem that limits their daily activities, the friendly and professional team at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation can help. Whether your child is a competitive high school athlete or a toddler just learning to walk, Dr. Patel and her team design a customized treatment plan for their needs.

The team at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation treats a wide variety of conditions, such as:

  • Sports injuries
  • Acute trauma
  • Genetic disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spina bifida
  • Autism
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Scoliosis
  • Heart and lung conditions

Dr. Patel and her team help your child regain the strength and range of motion necessary to return to sports and other activities.

What should my child expect from pediatric physical therapy?

Every patient at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation receives one-on-one treatment. First, Dr. Patel or a member of her team of licensed physical therapists evaluates your child’s condition to determine the most effective course of treatment.

If your child is too young to understand why they’re in physical therapy, the team makes an extra effort to incorporate fun, engaging tools in their treatment plan.

Depending on your child’s unique situation, pediatric physical therapy may include:

  • Balance and coordination activities
  • Developmental activities
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Training to build strength
  • Adaptive play
  • Education on how to avoid injuries

Dr. Patel may also consult with your child’s medical, psychiatric, or school professionals to develop an individual education plan or to recommend when it’s safe to return to sports.

If your child needs physical therapy, call Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation or book an appointment online.