Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy services offered in
Palatine and Chicago, IL and Kensington, MD

Physical Therapy

If your child shows signs of physical developmental delays, physical therapy at Express Yourself Pediatric Therapy in Palatine, Illinois can help them catch up to their peers. Express Yourself Pediatric Therapy offers this service for babies, children, teenagers, and young adults at the Palatine location. Schedule a physical therapy evaluation by phone or request one online today.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy at Express Yourself Pediatric Therapy involves a series of movements and exercises that help a child improve strength, flexibility, coordination, gait, and overall musculoskeletal functioning.

The practice provides child-centered, play-based physical therapies that follow each child’s lead in a fun, functional, and nurturing environment. 

Which conditions can physical therapy help address in children?

Physical therapy at Express Yourself Pediatric Therapy can improve the following conditions:

  • Toe-walking
  • Poor strength or flexibility 
  • Torticollis (stiff neck that causes the head to rotate)
  • Late crawlers and walkers
  • Abnormal walking patterns
  • Other musculoskeletal abnormalities

Physical therapy sessions allow caregivers to participate in activities at the Express Yourself Pediatric Therapy clinic or at home between sessions. 

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapy at Express Yourself Pediatric Therapy offers many benefits, including:

  • Improved strength
  • Better flexibility
  • Enhanced coordination 
  • Easier mobility
  • Enhanced physical development
  • Less stiffness or rigidity

Physical therapy can help a child who is behind the development of their peers maximize physical functioning in a safe, fun, and effective way.

Is physical therapy right for my child?

The Express Yourself Pediatric Therapy experts complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine if your child has any gross motor development abnormalities. They discuss your child’s symptoms, growth, development, and concerns you may have. They may encourage your child to complete various movements or exercises to evaluate gross motor functioning.

Express Yourself Pediatric Therapy also offers occupational therapy, speech therapy, and pediatric and adult counseling services. Your child may be a candidate for more than one type of therapy.

What happens during physical therapy?

Physical therapy sessions last about 50-80 minutes, depending on your child’s individualized needs. The highly trained therapists use various techniques during the sessions, including playtime and games that create opportunities for kids to obtain gross motor development goals. They may complete strength, movement, or flexibility exercises.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend the sessions, be involved, and learn ways to further foster a child’s physical development at home between in-office therapy sessions.

Schedule physical therapy sessions at Express Yourself Pediatric Therapy by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.