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#14886569 Sep 14, 2021 at 06:20 PM
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At Suarez Physical Therapy, we provide exceptional care for our pediatric patients. While working as a physical therapist at Sunrise Hospital Outpatient program in 2002, Edwin Suarez worked with many pediatric patients and gained much experience helping children recover from injury or gain functional independence with chronic conditions. To date, Edwin Suarez, with his clinicians, continues to provide exceptional physical therapy services to adults and pediatric patients. We handle many different pediatric cases but not limited to the following conditions in Las Vegas.

Cerebral Palsy

spinal traction decompression Physical therapy is crucial for children living with cerebral palsy. Physicians recommend physical therapy for all children with cerebral palsy irrespective of how mild or severe the condition. Children who have cerebral palsy have varying levels of muscle control, mobility, and balance, depending on the severity of the disease. At Suarez Physical Therapy, we assist children suffering from cerebral palsy by helping them with balance, crawling, posture, walking, climbing, and muscle strengthening exercises. Our physical therapy sessions help children suffering from cerebral palsy to:

* Rise above or overcome their physical limitation
* Achieve some level of independence
* Improve their range of motion
* Build their muscle tone
* Learn or understand adaptive equipment, including how to use them
* Decrease the chances or likelihood of bone deformity
* Increase flexibility, fitness, posture, and balance
* Reduce pain and physical discomfort

pain after spinal decompression therapy Children with cerebral palsy reap a wide range of benefits from physical therapy. Through our services, the children can overcome the physical limitations that often interfere with their daily lives. Our physical therapists will create a personalized, in-depth treatment plan to suit their unique needs. Every child is unique and has different strengths and weaknesses. We do not adopt a one-size-fits-all approach when creating a treatment plan for our children. We create an individualized treatment plan for every child to ensure that the program helps with cerebral palsy's side effects. We believe that children deserve a chance in life, irrespective of their condition. Some of the common side effects of cerebral palsy that children often struggle with include:

* Limited range of motion
* Muscle atrophy
* Loss of joint function
* Pain in the muscles and joints
* Muscle spasticity
* Rigid muscles
* Joint inflammation

Before a child starts a physical therapy session, we conduct an in-depth medical history and physical exam. We also conduct other tests and physical examinations to help assess the child's muscle function and mechanics. Afterward, we create a care plan based on the child's test results. Our physical therapists will also set goals for the child's progress and work with them to achieve those goals. Our physical therapists will manipulate a child's body, complete games, strength exercises, and stretches with a specific purpose. The number of required physical therapy sessions will vary depending on several factors, including the child's prescribed treatment. Our therapists will also recommend exercises to be done at home and train the child's parent or caregiver.

Torticollis

Torticollis is a condition that involves the muscles of the neck. The condition causes the head to tilt downward. The alternative name for torticollis is wryneck. Your baby may have the condition at birth, commonly known as congenital muscular torticollis. This is the most common type of torticollis. A child may also develop the condition after birth, commonly referred to as acquired torticollis. Acquired torticollis could be linked to other severe medical issues. Each side of the neck contains muscles running from the back of the ear to the collarbone and shoulder blade. These muscles are known as the sternocleidomastoid (SCM), trapezius, and levator scapulae. If an infant has torticollis, these muscles are shortened on one side. These muscles may be shortened if your child was cramped in the womb or if he/she was in an abnormal position. This might exert excessive pressure on one side of the infant's head, causing the tightening of the SCM, trapezius, and levator scapulae muscles, consequently, resulting in an abnormal head position shortly after birth. Initially, you may not notice any torticollis symptoms. The symptom may not be noticeable when a child is between 6 and 8 weeks. You may only start seeing signs of torticollis when a child begins gaining more control of their neck and head.
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