Medical questions & health advice by board certified doctors
"Can children have mobility therapy?"
How do they do it?
Some questions to consider about mobility therapy for your child include does your child have medical problems that may require mobility therapy, such as autism or other neurological disorders. Are you concerned that your child may be overweight? The answers to these questions will be helpful when discussing your concerns with your pediatrician. He or she can take the information from these questions, as well as your child's medical history and physical exam and decide upon whether further work up, lab tests or imaging studies are needed. Depending on what concerns your pediatrician may have, he may also recommend a referral to a specialist for further work up. Mobility therapy is excellent way to help your child improve his coordination, improve his or her health, get comfortable and confident with his or her body. These are all beneficial for your child in the long run and so this is a very reasonable way to help your child mature and grow. The therapists that perform mobility therapy are very well trained in getting your child to move and interact with one another through a variety of different techniques. This is similar to physical and occupational therapists that work with adults.