Pediatric Therapy

At APR Physical Therapy, our physical therapist help children and teenagers with orthopedic problems and injuries recover quickly, returning to sports and normal activities. Children have special needs when it comes to recovering from an injury, fracture, surgery or pain. For instance, as children develop, special care must be made to address their future growth and function. If your child is complaining of muscle or joint pain, is recovering from surgery or is not able to play sports or physical activities due to impairments, our expert physical therapists can help.

Adolescent sports-related injuries are on the rise, so much so that many orthopedic surgeons, and the rehabilitation community feel the need to address this epidemic. APR Physical Therapists will look at the whole child. Are they participating in year-round sports without seasonal breaks or playing on multiple teams? This increased exposure can lead to significant musculoskeletal injuries, both traumatic and chronic overuse. Our physical therapists will educate young players and parents about how to prevent overuse injuries and will address the special concerns related to orthopedic injuries that young players face when they are still growing.

Contact us in Westwood, MA conveniently near Norwood and Dedham to make a pediatric therapy appointment or to schedule a free injury screening for your young athlete!

Common pediatric orthopedic problems we treat effectively:

Pain or difficulty with walking, running, jumping

Hip, Knee and lower leg pain

Sports injuries and orthopedic problems

Range of motion and strengthening

Fracture rehabilitation including complex tibial lengthening procedures.