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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are some major questions that relate physical therapy to pediatrics?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Pediatric physical: Therapists help infants, children ; teens with gross motor (lower trunk ; lower extremity) delay or dysfunction. In cerebral palsy, a group of conditions due to central nervous system damage that impair movement, pt can increase functional mobility or reduce joint contractures. Pt is also used to regain function after any kind of injury to the bones, joints, muscles ; ligaments of the legs ; feet.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Don'tUnderstandQuest: I don't know what you are trying to ask.In pediatric age Physical therapy is only indicated in children born with congenital disorders or birth trauma like Spina bifida and others.And if they develop any disease which may affect their musculo skeletal system.Like Myopathies and other neurological disorders.Normal healthy children do not need Physical Therapy.What major question you are referring
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: Physical therapists try to help people who are having problems with certain muscle groups (sprains, etc.) It doesn't depend upon age

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How does chemistry relate to physical therapy?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Not so much chem.-: -as i would think physics. It involves motion, strength, movement. Muscle contraction is involved in chemistry more, but also physics as it has to do with ions, cell membranes as well as neuro-transmission of commands. There's no simple relationship to one or the other, but I feel more physics..

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