The pediatric physical therapists at Colorado In Motion are dedicated to improving the quality of everyday life for patients and their families. Our therapists focus on providing one-on-one, individualized care in order to maximize patient development and function. Through pediatric physical therapy, we treat a variety of disorders, including development delays, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal impairments, genetic disorders and birth defects. Our physical therapists utilize a functional, play-based approach to rehabilitation to ensure that our patients achieve their age-appropriate and condition-based goals.
Common Conditions Treated
- Developmental delay
- Neurological conditions — cerebral palsy, seizure disorders (epilepsy), brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, agenesis of the corpus callosum and spina bifida
- Failure to thrive
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Genetic/developmental disorders — Rett syndrome, Down syndrome, developmental coordination disorder
- Complications resulting from cancer
- Orthopedic conditions and injuries — torticollis, scoliosis
- Sports injuries
- Idiopathic toe walking
- Examination of development, biomechanics and sensory/ motor function
- Posture evaluation and treatment
- Gait assessment
- Body weight supported treadmill training
- Parent/caregiver education
- Home exercise program
- Trigger point dry needling
- Instrumented soft tissue massage
- Orthotic assessment
- Adaptive equipment ordering, fitting and training
- Home and community modifications
What is Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training (BWSTT)?
- BWSTT uses a harness system to support a percentage of the patient’s body weight while ambulating on the treadmill or over the ground.
- The harness system controls the amount of weight bearing, provides proper posture and eliminates concerns about balance.
- The physical therapist facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement, as well as proper trunk /pelvic position.
- The optimal environment for learning and/or refining the ambulation skills of patients with a wide range of impairments and functional abilities.