Back to School: Accessing Physical Therapy in the Classroom

August 28, 2014: For many kids, getting through the school day is only as challenging as the educational material.  But for some with special needs, simply navigating to and through the classroom is a challenge in and of itself.  Available to help them are health care professionals such as physical therapists. 

In this episode, a school-based physical therapist discusses her role working in schools and treating children with disabilities related to conditions such as muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome, and multiple sclerosis, among others. She also addresses how her goal isn’t simply to improve a child’s strength or range of motion but to enhance their function according to the specific needs of their school setting.

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