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Pediatric Physical Therapy in Fort Smith, AR

Our compassionate physical therapists are ready to help your child achieve their developmental milestones! Keep reading to learn more about this treatment, or give us a call at (479) 782-1444 to get started today.

What Is Physical Therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy is a specialized type of healthcare that addresses your child’s ability to move their body freely. While you may know it as a treatment for sports injuries or surgical rehabilitation, that is only a small part of what physical therapy handles. For children who struggle with gross motor skills like balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility, physical therapy is a life-changing treatment that can empower them to move so they can learn, play, and grow.

Does My Child Need Physical Therapy?

While every child develops at their own pace, persistent struggles could be a sign of a developmental delay or disability. Common signs that your child might need physical therapy include:

Conditions That Physical Therapy Can Treat

Physical therapy is a life-changing treatment for children who struggle with mobility due to developmental delays or disabilities. Your child may benefit from physical therapy if they have one of the following conditions:

Benefits of Pediatric Physical Therapy

The primary goal of pediatric physical therapy is to help children achieve their maximum potential in terms of physical function, mobility, and independence. Here are some of the benefits that your child can experience from routine physical therapy:

Specialized Physical Therapy Services at Learn, Play, Grow

Our clinic offers several specialized pediatric physical therapy treatment options for children in our community:

Serial Casting

Serial casting is a physical therapy technique that is used to manage and correct tight muscles that affect joint mobility. It involves applying a series of casts to a child’s limbs to gradually increase their range of motion and alignment over time.


Pediatric orthotics are custom-made devices that can be worn on various parts of the body to provide support for proper development of muscles and bones. We help children get fitted with and learn how to use orthotics in conjunction with routine physical therapy to improve their overall mobility and strength.


The Hypervibe is a tool that we use to help children build muscle strength and joint health through exercising. This is especially helpful for children with chronic conditions like cerebral palsy.

Universal Exercise Unit

The Universal Exercise Unit (also called the monkey cage or spider cage) is a piece of equipment with a system of pulleys that we use to help children build muscle strength and increase movement.

Call Today to Schedule an Evaluation

Give your child the support they need to learn, play, and grow. Call us at (479) 782-1444 to schedule an evaluation today, or fill out the contact form below for more information about our services.