Pediatric Physical Therapy Services
What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?
Pediatric Physical Therapy through the UR Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) outpatient clinic provides a comprehensive evaluation and assessment followed by individualized treatments designed to meet your child’s unique needs. Our pediatric physical therapy program helps individuals from infancy through teenage years with a variety of conditions to improve their function. Our physical therapists have the expertise to guide children through comprehensive therapy programs that will address their functional deficits and needs based on age and developmental level. Each treatment program is developed with the input of the child and family, as well as collaboration with the physician and other ancillary services (OT, SLP etc). We take into account all of the needs of the children that we treat, including adaptive equipment needs, with our equipment clinic. (Our loan closet for adaptive equipment is coming soon!) Our goal is to help each infant, child and teen to reach their maximum potential!
Conditions We Commonly Treat:
- Amplified Pain Syndrome*
- Brain Injuries
- Gross motor and developmental delay**
- Muscle strains
- Neurological disorders
- Orthopedic injuries
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Pre-surgical assessment
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Toe Walking
- Pediatric cancer
*Comprehensive program with occupational therapy, pediatric rheumatology and psychology
**Treatment for children who do not qualify for school based physical therapy services
Alison D’Angelo, PT, DPT
Alison is a pediatric physical therapist who graduated from Nazareth College with a BS in Health Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Alison joined our URMC team in 2018 with a focus on a variety of pediatric disorders across all age groups.
Krista Gehm, PT, DPT
Krista graduated from Ithaca College with a BS in Clinical Health Studies and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Krista began her career in the early intervention and preschool intervention settings and joined the URMC Pediatric therapy team in 2018.