Advantage Physical Therapy
Physical Therapists serving Falls Church, Annandale, Arlington, VA, and the surrounding areas
The therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy, located in Falls Church, Annandale, Arlington, VA, and the surrounding areas, treat children for a variety of physical concerns around the Washington, DC Metro area.
Pediatric Therapy Q & A
What is pediatric physical therapy?
Some physical therapists are specially trained to help younger patients to improve movement and function and to relieve pain. With specialized training physical therapists combine treatments including massage, manipulation, and exercise pain impairs function, when recovering from surgery or an injury, and when recovering from a disease or illness while keeping the developmental needs of the child in mind. A physical therapist will help a patient to recover from an injury or address a painful area and will then instruct the patient in home-care techniques for continued care.
What types of physical therapy are available?
There are a variety of treatments available at Advantage Physical Therapy including:
- Manual therapy- massage, mobilization, and manipulation performed by a physical therapist are frequently used types of manual therapy techniques. They can assist to improve range of motion and lessen or eliminate pain.
- Exercises- these are created to restore flexibility, strength, coordination, and endurance. They can include lifting weights, walking, stretching, and aerobics.
- Education about everyday changes- teaching a patient on how to change particular postures and exercises can assist to lessen pain and prevent further injury. These include items such as the use of crutches and making the home safer for an individual with muscle or similar weakness and balance problems.
What can a physical therapist do to help children?
Physical therapists can use their skills to reduce pain and help a young patient maintain his or her normal range of motion. The exercises will also work to improve overall flexibility and strength. Chronic conditions in children can also be helped through the care of a physical therapist. The physical therapists at the office will work patients to set up measurable goals and work with them throughout their recovery. After an injury or illness, young patients may need to relearn the basic physical aspects of accomplishing tasks and will also need to build up their strength following the incident. As a part of recovery, the physical therapist will be a crucial part of the health care team. For more information, contact Advantage Physical Therapy to set up a consultation.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Advantage Physical Therapy, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
If you are looking to schedule an appointment with Women’s Health, we only accept medical insurance through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO/PPO, Tricare, and Veterans Administration.
Words from our patients
"They took my insurance and it was easy to make an appointment. You will get better here!"
"I had knee replacement surgery in Oct 2012. The physical therapist got me bending & walking in no time."
"Advantage PT is heads and shoulders above all in terms of quality of treatment. There is kindness in the way that the therapists and staff members treat their patients."
"All the staff I worked with were positive, helpful, and so professional. I had such a great experience during my shoulder therapy!"
"The team at Advanced PT is amazing. Their dedication and understand was top notch and so was their attention to detail."