Pediatrics

All Star's physical therapists work with elementary to high school age children and their families during times of adversity.

Pediatricians are at the forefront to identify kids at a young age and intervene early, so that injuries in their youth do not cause issues later in life. We treat musculoskeletal and sports injuries, but adolescent growing pains can also be relieved and controlled with physical therapy. All Star will get your children back to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Physical Therapy for Kids

From growth spurts to rigorous sports schedules, kids from elementary school to high school put their bodies through a lot! At All Star we want to make sure your child stays as active as possible while still maintaining a healthy pattern of growth, so we offer physical therapy for kids! Injuries that occur in childhood can have devastating and long lasting effects if not handled appropriately, so it is important to receive the appropriate medical and physical therapy interventions in a timely manner. Playing competitive sports puts children at an additional risk for developing musculoskeletal conditions, but this risk can be decreased by sport specific pediatric physical therapy and training.

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy looks a little different than physical therapy for adults, but has the same general focus and outcome. Physical therapy for kids focuses on ensuring normal developmental patterns while also easing pain. Our pediatric physical therapists at All Star have a detailed understanding of how bones, muscles, and ligaments develop over the lifespan and use this knowledge to create a plan of care that works for your child’s specific needs. Whether it is a sports injury, a developmental condition such as growing pains, incontinence, bowel dysfunction, or something that happened in a car accident or other traumatic event, our therapists are here to help get your child back to their normal activities and on track for a happy, healthy life.

What Conditions Can Be Treated With Pediatric Physical Therapy?

There is a wide variety of pediatric conditions that are effectively treated by physical therapy. Sprains or strains, fractures (after immobilization), dislocations, tendonitis, shin splints, and back pain can all be managed by pediatric physical therapy. All Star also has specialists that are able to treat some conditions that are specific to kids and athletes, such as Osgood Schlatter, sinus tarsi syndrome, and Sever’s disease. See below for a full list of pediatric treatments we offer at All Star:

NECK AND HEAD THERAPY

  • Concussion
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis

BACK PAIN THERAPY

  • Back pain
  • Thoracic pain
  • Sciatica

KNEE PAIN THERAPY

  • Anterior knee pain
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Patellar tendonitis/bursitis
  • Strain/sprain
  • Meniscus tear
  • Pes Anserine bursitis
  • IT-band syndrome
  • Patella subluxation
  • Osgood Schlatter
  • Chondromalacia
  • Patella tracking Dysfunction

HIP PAIN THERAPY

  • Sprain/strain
  • Ischial tuberosity and iliopectinal bursitis
  • Hip flexor tendonitis
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Labral injuries
  • Impingement

ELBOW PAIN THERAPY

  • Medial/lateral
  • Epicondylitis
  • UCL/RCL sprains
  • Tennis/golf elbow

SHOULDER PAIN THERAPY

  • Impingement
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Bicep tendonitis
  • Scapula dyskinesia
  • Multi-directional Instability

HAND & WRIST PAIN THERAPY

  • Fractures/dislocations
  • Tendonitis/tendonosis
  • Sprain/strain

FOOT & ANKLE PAIN THERAPY

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Sprain/strain
  • Posterior tibialis
  • Dysfunction
  • Shin splints
  • Sinus tarsi syndrome
  • Severs disease

Pediatric Sports Therapy

The pediatric physical therapy treatment we provide at All Star is specific to the child’s injury and their sports or hobbies. If your kid is a dancer and has snapping hip syndrome, we will work with them to reduce their symptoms with dance-related movements, stretches, and strengthening. Similarly, for kids with shoulder impingement who want to return to pitching for baseball or softball we will address the physical impairment while also providing sports specific training to optimize their throwing form from a biomechanical perspective. This type of treatment reduces pain and allows healing of the damaged tissues but also helps prevent future injuries.

We specialize in treating the following sports injuries in children:

  • Adolescent growing pains; conditions such as Sever's disease and Osgood Schlatter
  • Cervical headache
  • Concussion
  • Contusion
  • Fracture/dislocation
  • Groin pull
  • Hamstring/hip flexor pain
  • Instability issues
  • Joint hypermobility
  • Meniscus/ACL tear
  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Neck and back pain
  • Patellar subluxation
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Post-surgical
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder injury
  • Stiffness/weakness after casting
  • Strains and sprains all over!
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis/golf elbow

Don't live with pain.

If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer. Schedule an appointment with one of our expert physical therapists today.

Join thousands of patients in reclaiming your life.

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Here’s what some of our patients had to say

All Star physical therapy really was knowledgeable and attentive during the recovery of my knee replacement. The PT and staff of assistants were encouraging, and gentle. With every visit my range of movement improved, very impressive. I would highly recommend All Star physical therapy.

five stars Vicki R. All Star PT Patient

Couldn’t be happier with this place! This group takes their time to listen to the client and really assess their particular needs. They work with you to come up with an individualized treatment plan that works and everybody on the team helps follow that through! Highly recommend.

five stars Patricia H. All Star PT Patient

Incredibly grateful that I was referred to All Star Physical Therapy by my insurance. To see a great Physical Therapist who is not only close to home but is also knowledgeable, personable, & empathetic to all of my aches and pains, is a real plus for me.

five stars Brittany R. All Star PT Patient

I don’t know where I would be today without the help of All Star Physical Therapy – in all likelihood significantly disabled. Today, my quality of life is enormously improved, thanks to the knowledgeable competence, genuine caring, and constant encouragement of the staff at All Star.

five stars Holly S. All Star PT Patient

I have nothing but great things to say about the physical therapists, assistants and receptionists at All Star Physical Therapy. They are exceptionally talented physical therapists and have greatly helped me in my rehab since having hip surgery. Thanks to everyone.

five stars William F. All Star PT Patient

This is an amazing group of people who passionately care . From the front desk to the therapist and all the staff that you encounter. They should call the office five Star instead of All Star. I feel so much better, I just wish I hadn’t waited so long to start!

five stars Abby T. All Star PT Patient

Is pediatric treatment right for your child?

Schedule an appointment or call us at (951) 304‑7273.

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