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. 

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M Health Fairview 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

Pediatric physical therapy can be used to treat motor skill delays, neurological problems (abnormal muscle tone, progressive disorders), gross motor delay related to prematurity, traumatic brain injury / concussion, muscle, joint and bone problems (acquired, congenital, post-surgical), rheumatology disorders, oncology, torticollis / plagiocephaly, weakness / balance disorders, heart / cardiac issues, as well as:

Locations that offer this treatment

Call your preferred location to schedule an appointment or submit an online request.