Pediatric Physical Therapy

Downers Grove, IL

At Milestones, we know just how critical physical therapy is to help children who need assistance mastering skills related to independent mobility and gross motor functioning. It is a core service of our practice.

Through the use of handling techniques, sensory stimulation plus play and parent-child interaction, pediatric physical therapy helps children accomplish goals related to range of motion, muscle strength, posture, joint mobility, gait and higher level gross motor development.

Our Approach

At Milestones, our pediatric physical therapists utilize a multi-faceted approach that focuses on maximizing a child’s ability to move through and interact within their environment. 

In our state-of-the-art facility, clients are exposed to a variety of gross motor and sensory experiences that are customized to meet their individual needs. Our physical therapists have undergone specialized training in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, Myofascial Release, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, joint mobilization, Theratogs™ and Kinesio Taping®.

We provide pediatric therapy services within our clinic, in patients’ homes and in community environments.

Free Screenings
For Children under age 5

Who is a Candidate?

Milestones pediatric physical therapists commonly work with children who have various diagnoses including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, developmental delay, muscular dystrophies, congenital abnormalities, orthopedic injuries, idiopathic toe walking, torticollis, cerebral vascular accident, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and brachial plexus injury.

The following are general indicators that a child may benefit from a pediatric physical therapy evaluation:

Physical Therapy
  • Increased muscle stiffness and tightness
  • Limitations in range of motion
  • Difficulty keeping up with same-aged peers
  • Muscle weakness
  • Postural abnormalities/asymmetries
  • Poor balance skills
  • Uncoordinated movements
  • Difficulty in sports activities such as catching, throwing and kicking
  • Delays in age-appropriate gross motor skills

To learn more about Milestones’ pediatric physical therapy services and schedule an evaluation for your child, contact us today.

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Social Work Services

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Neurofeedback Therapy

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Social Skills Groups

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