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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy helps children improve their movement and motor skills. 
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Our physical therapists provide compassionate, individualized care for each child at conveniently located clinics across the Twin Cities metro area – more than any other health system. If your child is having problems with age-appropriate movements, from sitting and crawling to climbing on the playground and getting into the car, we can help.

Our Approach

Our physical therapists are specially trained to evaluate and treat developmental conditions, muscle issues, joint problems, and neurological conditions. Working with a physical therapist can enable your child to:

  • Improve his or her strength, coordination, and balance
  • Develop age-appropriate gross motor skills
  • Increase flexibility, range of motion, and endurance
  • Improve safety, independence, and general mobility
  • Learn new skills or regain previously mastered skills
  • Relieve pain
  • Restore his or her mobility after surgery
  • Maximize mobility for those with conditions that affect the muscles, bones, or joints

Our play-focused approach centers around engaging games and exercises. Don’t be surprised if your child looks forward to each appointment. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Child and family-centered care with parent involvement
  • Play-based activities or age-appropriate exercise that combine motor, balance, and play skills
  • Skilled support and hands-on techniques to guide your child in learning new skills or regaining skills
  • Goal setting that is individualized and motivating to your child

Conditions We Treat

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

NICU Follow-Up Program

M Health Fairview offers our NICU Follow-Up Program. Our providers specialize in personalized, family-centered care for the smallest babies and the most complex cases.
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Pediatric Incontinence Program (Kids in Control)

Pediatric incontinence is a treatable condition, and you don’t need to wait for your child to outgrow it.
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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with children and their families to promote participation in functional activities or occupations that are meaningful to them, including self-care, motor skills, and play skills. Occupational therapy also can help when issues of self-regulation/adaptive behavior.
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Pediatric Physical Therapy

If your child has problems that limit his/her ability to move, learn age appropriate motor skills, or perform daily activities, then physical therapy can help. Our physical therapists are specially trained to work with your child to improve mobility and motor skills.
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Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy

If your child has issues with speech, language, cognition or voice, our therapists are here to help. Speech-language pathologists are therapist specially trained to work with your child to improve the ability to communicate with others.
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Healthy You: Pediatric Weight Management Program

M Health Fairview offers our Pediatric Weight Management Program: Healthy You, as well as teen weight loss surgery options. Our specialists are here to care for and support your child.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Pediatric Plagiocephaly Program
  • Mobility and Gait Evaluation, Assessment and Management
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