Pediatrics

At SPEAR Physical Therapy, we work with children ages 5-18 to ensure the best quality care for each child. SPEAR creates a fun exercise environment where a child can rehab their injury, and learn exercises that they can do at home so that they can get back in the game as quickly and safely as possible, while also learning ways to prevent future injuries.

When working with children, we place a great deal of focus on the specific goals of each child—whether it is to get back to a sport such as gymnastics, basketball, or lacrosse; regain participation in school activities, or simply carry their backpack pain-free to school. All of these goals can be accomplished at SPEAR.

Here at SPEAR, our goal is to help children leave better than when they came in, to help them train to be even better at their original goal by teaching them ways to prevent future issues and maintain proper fitness. Programs such as our ACL prevention program and our Thrower’s program are great additions to our Pediatric services.

Who Can We Help?

70% of SPEAR physical therapists were collegiate athletes and understand what it takes to return to sports after an injury. Our experiences as child and student athletes give us a unique perspective as to what is best needed for each child.SPEAR’s Pediatric program is particularly focused on Orthopedic injuries. Among the Pediatric conditions we see at SPEAR:

  • Pediatric
  • Orthopedic
  • Trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Torticollis
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Osgood-Schlatters
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Patella Femoral Pain
  • Swimmer’s Shoulders
  • Thrower’s Arm

How Does SPEAR’s Pediatric Service Work?

On the first visit, your child will meet with a licensed physical therapist. They will speak briefly about when he/she began feeling pain and how the injury happened,along with general health and past surgeries

Your therapist will then conduct an initial evaluation to identify any postural faults and musculoskeletal imbalances, including tests for muscle length and strength, joint mobility, and soft tissue integrity. After the evaluation, based on the diagnosis and stated goals, the therapist will create a personalized treatment planincluding a home exercise program designed to speed up the recovery process. The next visit will be a full treatment session.

Among the treatment options available to Pediatric patients are:

  • Managing Spinal Pain
  • Concussion Management
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • General Orthopedics
  • Injury Screenings
  • Painstaking
  • Leg and Knee Pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pre and Post-Operative Care
  • Shoulder PainSpine Rehab
  • Sports Injuries
  • Prevention Programs
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Wellness Programs

Contact SPEAR

For your convenience, we schedule treatment as early as 6:00 am and as late as 7:20 pm. Saturday appointments are also available.To learn more about SPEAR’s Pediatric Services, contact us at 212-759-2282.

Photo Credit: NYU Langone

Therapists offering Pediatrics
Jason Kang, PT, DPT, TPI L1
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