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Pediatric Physical Therapy Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at Hygeia Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at Galenia Hospital

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at Liv Hospital

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

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About Pediatric Physical Therapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is pediatric physical therapy?

It is a subspecialty of medicine that focuses on diagnosing treating and managing physical impairments in infants, children, and adolescents.


What are the benefits of pediatric physical therapy?
  • Pediatric physical therapists normally work with children to help them reach their potential in independently functioning.
  • They involve the family in the child’s care so as to promote participation in school, community, and home activities.
  • They apply clinical reasoning in diagnosing and treating your child.
  • They promote the overall well being of your child through various support programs
  • They consult with the family, medical, developmental and rehabilitation specialists
  • They facilitate motor development and function to enable the child has functional independence
  • They ease the challenges of daily caregiving
  • They improve the strength and endurance of the child

How is pediatric physical therapy different from regular physical therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy deals with treatment issues about children. The doctors have special skills and training in how to communicate and interact with the young ones. Pediatric physical therapists incorporate knowledge from several disciplines such as orthopedic, neurological and developmental.

Children often do not understand why they need the physical therapy. Family involvement and trained pediatric physical therapists smooth out the process and make the healing process as fun and interactive as possible.

Pediatric physical therapy focuses on improving lower extremity function, core stability, and motor ability. Because every child is different, the pediatric physical therapists create tailored programs which are based on prior evaluation and practices based on evidence.


The medical team includes:
  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric Physiatrist
  • Pediatric Physical Therapist
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapist

  • Other resource staff includes:
    • Pediatric Neurosurgeon
    • Pediatric Dentist
    • Pediatric Plastic Surgeon
    • Pediatric Neurologist
    • Pediatric Ophthalmologist
    • Pediatric Urologist
    • Pediatric Occupational Therapist
    • Genetic Counseling
    • School Liaison Nutritionist
    • Pediatric Speech Therapist
    • Rehabilitation Engineering
    • Psychoeducational Specialist
    • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners
    • Nursing and in home care
    • Social and case workers
    • Vocational Rehab Counselor

    Conditions treated by pediatric physical therapists include:
    • Delayed development
    • Genetic conditions
    • Plagiocephaly and/or torticollis
    • Balance and coordination disorders
    • Sports injuries
    • Lower extremity or post-trauma surgery
    • Hip disorders such as hip dysplasia
    • Neurological impairments related to conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, osteogenesis imperfecta

    Pediatric physical therapy treatments include:
    • Plyometrics: These are exercises which involve short and energetic movements that aim to increase speed and strength
    • Kinesiotaping: This aims at reeducating the neuromuscular system, minimizing pain, reducing edema, prevention of injury, improvement of circulation and healing and optimizing performance.
    • Theratog: This is a garment system which focuses on alignment guidance outside of typical therapy sessions gentle and progressive muscle support.

    Neurodevelopmental Treatment
    • Motor control and learning
    • Electrical Stimulation
    • Gait training
    • Supported weight bearing
    • Strengthening and neuromuscular re-education
    • Aquatic therapy
    • Manual therapy

    The family’s role

    The parents and family have an important role to play in their child’s growth and development. The pediatric physical therapist works with the family to implement a tailored program to help the child with their impairments. This includes:

    • Adapting toys for playtime
    • Developing daily activities and routines
    • Using equipment effectively with the child
    • Helping the child transition from early childhood to school

    Learn more about Pediatric Physical Therapy

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