Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children addresses patients who are experiencing muscular, musculoskeletal, neurological and skeletal problems as a result of birth, injury or illness. The focus is on gross motor skills, coordination and achieving physical potential. Each patient is evaluated individually and a goal-oriented program is developed. Recently renovated, the main campus therapy space now includes more private treatment space, a larger gym and a sensory room with the ability to provide additional services.

The therapists offer:

  • Developmental and orthopedic evaluation/treatment
  • Gait assessment and training
  • Posture/scoliosis evaluation/treatment
  • Functional mobility evaluation
  • Home exercise programs
  • Casting/splinting
  • Seating/equipment evaluation/training
  • Pain management instruction
  • Education and instruction to patients/parents/caregivers
  • Consultation with school therapists/educators

Children who may benefit from physical therapy include those with the following conditions:

  • Burns/Scars
  • Developmental delay
  • Neuromuscular conditions such as dystrophy
  • Neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Chronic pain
  • Strength and endurance deficits
  • Sports injuries
  • Traumatic injury such as brain/spinal cord injury
  • Weight conditions

Specialty programs include:

  • Spasticity Program
  • Healthy Weight Program
  • Myelomeningocele Program
  • Equipment Program
  • Hematology Program

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Outpatient and inpatient services are provided upon physician referral.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call (215) 427-5497 at the Main Campus or (215) 884-1128 for Abington.