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Community PresentationsPhysical therapy at Emerge centers on improving a child’s ability to access and engage in their community and with their peers.  Common reasons that our clients receive physical  therapy are for balance, strength building, endurance related to physical movement, torticollis and plagiocephaly, and more.  The collaborative approach at Emerge makes adding physical therapy to your child’s treatment plan a breeze.  Physical therapy is available at both our Durham and Cary locations.  Sessions can be offered in-person and virtually.

 

 

Our physical therapists work with children to improve their ability to participate in physical activity, meet developmental milestones, and engage in meaningful community activities. We work together with the child and family to set goals that will improve a child’s access to activities they enjoy, increase their ability to participate in recreational activities, and can assist with prevention of future injury or musculoskeletal dysfunction. Physical therapists work with children with developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, and genetic disorders. Our physical therapy department has experience and passion working with children of all ages, including infants!  We also work with families to attain appropriate durable medical equipment (DME) such as orthotics, wheel chairs, standers, and gait trainers.

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You might consider adding physical therapy to your child’s team if you would like to see improvement in:
  • Delayed acquisition of gross motor skills
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Strength or poor alignment 
  • Endurance
  • Body awareness and proprioception
  • Running or walking pattern
  • Poor posture and scoliosis
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly
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Read the blog post below to learn more about the signs or “red flags” that your child might need PT:

Does my child need physical therapy?