Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric, Kids, Children Physical TherapyBright STAR Physical Therapy is considered one of the best pediatric physical therapy treatment centers on the West Coast. We specialize in complete treatment of pediatric physical therapy.

Pediatric physical therapy is aimed at improving each child’s development, fine and gross motor skills, and ability to function effectively and as independently as possible within the family, home and school. Unlike other pediatric therapy practices, we apply both orthopedic and neurological approaches. We use a wide array of treatment techniques depending on the needs of each patient: PNF (peripheral neuromuscular rehabilitation), NDT (neurodevelopmental treatment), SI (sensory integration), soft tissue and joint mobilization, neuromuscular rehabilitation, therapeutic strengthening and stretching exercises and much more.

Pediatric physical therapists perform evaluations, plan and implement treatment strategies and developmentally appropriate activities, identify appropriate assistive devices and durable medical equipment, and create solutions for barriers that limit interaction with their environment and peers in family-, learning-, and community-based activities. We take pride in helping your child achieve the desired results, while making the treatment session fun for your child.

Specializing in the treatment of Torticollis and Plagiocephaly:

Bright Star Physical Therapy is one of the only pediatric clinics specializing in and devoted to providing the best treatment of torticollis and plagiocephaly. Our review of the latest research indicates that torticollis (abnormal neck posture) and plagiocephaly (head and face asymmetries) have risen significantly in the last 15 years. In response to these findings and to the concerns voiced by many pediatricians, we have obtained specialized training in order to dedicate a large part of our practice to the treatment of these conditions.

Walking delays and disturbances:

Regardless of age, children and their parents have one thing in common – they want to walk! With this in mind, Bright STAR is very proud to be the only pediatric physical therapy clinic in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys to offer the revolutionary LiteGait System. From day one, LiteGait will allow a child to perform standing activities regardless of functional limitations. The latest research in this area indicates that children using the LiteGait System in combination with a treadmill start walking independently 65% faster than those not using it. In addition, LiteGait is very helpful for increasing endurance, strength and stimulating the use of normal gait patterns.

We provide physical, and occupational pediatric therapy, in the most beneficial and convenient setting for you and your child. The Bright STAR Physical Therapy team is experienced in working with neuromuscular disorders, genetic disorders, traumatic brain injury, autistic spectrum disorders, metabolic disorders, and musculoskeletal conditions, which encompass a wide variety of diagnoses, such as developmental delay, Rett Syndrome, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, ADHD, muscular dystrophy, autism and autism spectrum disorders, medically fragile, hypotonia, sensory integration dysfunctions and Sotos Syndrome. At Bright STAR, we focus on the specific needs of your child and family and create specialized programs for every child.

Physical therapy focuses on a child’s ability to participate in daily activities and routines in their home, school and community by addressing physical challenges. Pediatric Physical therapy services address gross motor development and coordination, environmental exploration, play skills, orthopedic and neurological development, self-help strategies, and sensory function. Pediatric Physical therapists perform evaluations, plan and implement treatment strategies and developmentally appropriate activities, identify appropriate assistive devices and durable medical equipment, and create solutions for barriers that limit interaction with their environment and peers in family-, learning-, and community-based activities. We take pride in helping your child achieve the desired results, while making the treatment session fun for your child.