By: Horizon Spine  09-12-2011
Keywords: Spine Rehabilitation

Spine Health – For Kids

The “Spine Health – For Kids” program at Horizon Spine Rehabilitation addresses both painful and non-painful spine conditions that are common among children and teens.  The staff at Horizon Spine Rehabilitation possesses advanced training in the area of spinal rehabilitation, athletic training, and strength and conditioning.  The “Spine Health – for kids” program consists of the following:

Evaluation.  A thorough history and examination will be performed by a licensed physical therapist.  During this examination, the child’s gait, posture, muscle coordination and standing balance, flexibility, and strength will be assessed.

Education.  The education provided will be specific for each child’s needs. This education may focus on the potential causes of the child’s symptom, ramifications of poor posture, sport conditioning considerations, or a variety of other topics specific to the child’s condition or complaint.

Home Exercise instruction.  Each child will be given a home exercise program to address the findings during the physical examination.  These exercises may consist of flexibility exercises, coordination exercises, and/or strengthening/endurance exercises.

The staff at Horizon Spine Rehabilitation is committed to providing comprehensive spine rehabilitation to all ages.  Our “Spine Health – for kids” program is designed to evaluate, educate, and provide a continuum of resources to children and their parents concerning the management of spine conditions.

Keywords: Spine Rehabilitation