Children can maximize their physical capabilities and reduce their physical limitations through physical therapy. This will lead to long-term benefits. Our physical therapists can help your child discover with fun therapy sessions. They will improve flexibility, range, strength, balance, posture, and movement patterns.
Pediatric Physical Therapy can help your child function and move with greater strength and flexibility, and reduce their physical limitations. Our Pediatric Physical Therapy approach can help your child achieve their maximum independence in their environment.
Our physical therapists can help children who are recovering from injuries or have difficulties with gross motor development, coordination, mobility, balance, strength, or posture. Our physical therapists will use creative techniques to target the underlying condition of your child in a fun environment.
What we treat
- Plagiocephaly / Torticollis
- Gait abnormalities (Walking and Toe Walking)
- Sensory Integration Dysfunction
- Autism-related conditions
- Bed wetting and constipation
- Cerebral palsy-related conditions
- Movement dysfunction and gross motor impairment
- Spina Bifida
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Fractures and soft tissue injuries
- Sports-related injuries
- Muscular Weakness
Our Approach at Marathon Physical Therapy
Our therapist will conduct a thorough assessment and create a therapy plan that is tailored to your child’s needs. The therapy plan will contain the best combination of strategies including games, exercises, tools, and modalities. It can also include home activities that the entire family can take part in. As needed, we may be able to make recommendations for schools and adaptive equipment.
As with all therapy, the key to pediatric physical therapy is to challenge your child and foster a welcoming environment. This will help your child develop skills and have fun. Your child can make steady progress towards goals if both therapy and fun are in harmony.
Does My Children Need Therapy?
How can I tell if my child needs physical therapy? What physical therapy can my child use? These are two of the most frequent questions we get from parents. While there is no definitive answer, there are some signs to watch out for.
- Your child complains about difficulty or pain when performing gross motor tasks.
- You may notice that your child walks awkwardly or up on their toes (tip toe walk).
- Your child has difficulty or is unable to perform gross motor tasks, such as sitting, crawling, rolling or walking in the younger age group; and running, jumping or skipping in older age groups.
- When walking, your child is more likely to trip and fall.
- Your infant may be inclined to tilt their head one way or the other when they are young.
- Your child is unable to use one side of their body, but neglects it or has difficulties using the other. They must continue using their preferred side.
- The expected developmental milestones for your child’s first year are not reached. These milestones can include standing, walking, sitting, crawling and rolling.
- Your child is having difficulty keeping up with peers while playing.
- The child sustained injuries or had to have surgery and is now unable to perform at the same level as before.
How do I get started in Great Neck?
Call our Great Neck office to make an appointment. One of our physical therapists will help you determine the best treatment plan. Start physical therapy with Marathon Physical Therapy today!
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I have been going to Marathon PT in GN for YEARS! I love all the therapists there, especially Twinkle and Henry! They really care for their patients and want you to genuinely get better! 5 Star for the team!
Organized practice, kind and friendly and warm staff. I bring my baby here and I know he is in great hands and has made a huge improvement in a short amt of time. We are very happy.