Physical Therapy Carolina Therapy Connection Greenville New Bern NC

All About Physical Therapy

October 15, 2021
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National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month — a time to celebrate the profession and all the ways physical therapists promote independence, increase participation, facilitate motor development and function, improve strength and endurance, enhance learning opportunities, and ease daily challenges in the lives of their patients. This month we would like to shout out our awesome physical therapists and give thanks to each them for their hard work to help kiddos and families across Eastern North Carolina. Learn more about our physical therapists by visiting our team page for Greenville HERE and for New Bern HERE.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is the science of movement, how our muscles move our body, and how abnormal muscle activity may lead to movement disorders or developmental delays, birth defect, chronic illness or an injury. Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily caregiving.

We offer Physical Therapy services to children birth through adolescence, with a wide variety of needs and diagnoses:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD & ADHD)
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Developmental Delay
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders

Children with neurological, orthopedic, or developmental disorders may need assistance of special equipment, customized orthotics, and/or exercises to build up motor skills.

Our team of physical therapists provide screening, assessment, consultation, and treatment in the following areas:

  • Gross and Fine Motor Development
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Balance and Coordination Skills
  • Age-Appropriate Daily Living Skills/ Self-Help Skills
  • Adaptive Equipment Purchasing and Modification
  • Wheelchair Assessments
  • Evaluations for Orthotic Devices and Equipment (AFO’s, Helmet, etc.)

In addition to the services above, we are so excited to announce that we are now offering physical therapy services at our Greenville and New Bern clinics for back pain and sports injuries!

Physical Therapy for Sports Injuries

At Carolina Therapy Connection, our team of physical therapists can help your child overcome a sports injury by promoting independence, facilitating motor development and function, improving strength and endurance, and easing challenges with daily activities. We offer PT services to children ages 4 to 14 who have experienced a sports injury. We use our extensive clinical knowledge and therapeutic understanding to deliver evidence-based and innovative therapeutic interventions. Our physical therapists will work with your child to:

  • Provide an individualized treatment plan
  • Promote an efficient healing process
  • Decrease pain and inflammation
  • Regain strength and range of motion
  • Reduce recovery time for return to sport
  • Prevent future injuries

Common Sports Injuries:

  • Sprained Ankles
  • Knee Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Foot Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Achilles Tendonitis

Treatment we provide:

  • Tissue healing
  • Stretching and mobility exercises
  • Stability and control of movement
  • Exercises focusing on proper movement patterns
  • Sport specific performance improvement
  • Advanced agility and coordination exercises

Physical Therapy for Back Pain

At Carolina Therapy Connection, our team of physical therapists can help your child overcome back pain by promoting independence, facilitating motor development and function, improving strength and endurance, and easing challenges with daily actvities. We offer PT to children ages 4 to 14 years old who are experiencing back pain. We use our extensive clinical knowledge and therapeutic understanding to deliver evidence-based and innovative therapeutic interventions. Our physical therapists will work with your child to:

  • Provide a comprehensive evaluation to assess the causes of back pain
  • Decrease pain and inflammation
  • Build muscle strength in the core
  • Restore mobility and range of motion
  • Improve posture
  • Restore their quality of life
  • Reduce the risk for further injury

Common causes of back pain:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Increased flexibility of the spine
  • Decreased flexibility leg muscles
  • Poor posture
  • Muscle strain
  • Scoliosis
  • Heavy backpacks

Treatment we provide:

  • Tissue healing
  • Stretching and mobility exercises
  • Exercises focusing on proper movement patterns
  • Tips and exercises for improved posture

If you are interested in scheduling a physical therapy evaluation for your child, call our office to get started today!

Greenville office: (252) 341-9944

New Bern office: (252) 341-9944 (EXT. 2)

Goldsboro office: (252) 814-8044

Our office staff will take all of your health insurance information and complete any authorizations or referrals that you may need. Visit our referrals page for more information HERE.

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