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Sports Rehab

Sports Rehab

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What is Sports Rehab?
Sports Rehab includes the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries. Sports rehabilitation helps to promote healing of the musculoskeletal system, restore proper joint mechanics, and promote the return to regular exercise and sport. 
Who does Sports Rehab Services?
Children should seek professional care from a BDI Playhouse Pediatric Sport Specialized Physical Therapist.  Children are at high risk of developing injuries with sports due to periods of rapid growth that can impact the musculoskeletal system.  Risk factors include bones and muscles growing at different rates, increased traction on growth plates causing fractures or apophysitis, development of mineralization defects, physis elongation, and disruption of growth centers.  Children are more likely to injure a bone than a tendon due to bones not being completely fused. 
When should I seek services?
Now!  AT BDI, our therapists are trained to assess your child for injury prevention and rehabilitation.  A BDI Playhouse Pediatric Sports Trained PT will be able to assess your injury or risk of injury and provide your child with the support they need to successfully heal or safely participate in sport.  If your child is having pain with sport or has a current injury, get your child scheduled for a FREE physical therapy consultation.  Common injuries treated include back pain, hip pain, knee pain, or ankle pain, in addition to recovery from fractures, tendon injuries, or post surgical.  Your child can also receive a free consultation to assess risk of injury and develop a strengthening and range of motion program for injury prevention.   
What are common sports and exercise-related injuries include:
  • Muscle Strain or “Pulled Muscles”
  • Ligament Tears or “Sprains”
  • Tendonitis 
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Dislocations 
  • Post Fracture Rehabilitation
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Ankle pain

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Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy

  • Serial Casting

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BDI Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy is for more than just injury rehab or treatment of a diagnosed motor condition. Many children need short term Physical Therapy to address minor challenges or concerns noted by parents. A diagnosis is not required or necessary.

Casting for Pediatric Orthotics

Physical Therapy can help with

  • Infant head shape: flat spots or other differences
  • Bladder and Bowel Training
  • Gross motor development
  • Milestones related to walking, sitting, crawling
  • Sports Performance
  • Scoliosis Intervention
  • Bike Riding
  • Difficulties in Gym and Physical Education Class
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Posture / postural control
  • Pre-gait and gait training
  • Neuromuscular function
  • Environmental adaptations / seating and positioning
  • Splinting / bracing / orthotics
  • Improving endurance
  • Coordination of movements
  • Balance training
  • Family education

If your child does have a diagnosed condition

If your child does have a diagnosed condition, you can feel confident in our collaborative team approach that brings multiple specialties together to address the whole picture and make sure nothing falls through the cracks.  Our therapists have a high commitment to continuing education and stay in tune with the latest research-proven methods for the treatment of:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Down Syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Torticollis
  • Brachial Plexus injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Decreased coordination
  • Incontinence
  • Various other motor conditions


Physical therapists assist children in reaching their fullest potential in functional independence and fitness.

Innovative programs are aimed at:

  • Enhancing strength, coordination and balance
  • Physical fitness
  • Wellness for optimal quality of life

If you have questions or concerns, a free 30 minute screening with a Pediatric PT is a GREAT place to start. Our therapists work with children with or without a diagnosis.

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A-Z of our PT Services


Adaptive Sports

Aquatic Therapy



Ball Skills

Bike Riding

Bilateral Coordination


Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction




Developmental Screening

Dynamic Serial Casting


Early Intervention

Environmental Adaptations


Family Education


Gait Training

Gross Motor Skills


Health Promotion

Head Shape

Home Exercise Program


Incontinence Training

Infant Massage

Intensive therapy


Kinesiology Taping


Motor Learning

Myofascial Release


Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT)


Orthotic Assessment and Training


Pelvic Floor Education

Positioning to assist with feeding

Postural Awareness and Training

Prosthetic Training


Reflex Integration



Schroth Therapy

Serial Casting

Sports Injury Recovery



Toe Walking

Total Motion Release (TMR)



Visual Motor


Wheelchair Assessments

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Great Feedback from Great Families

My son Jayden is 11 and has been coming to BDI for the past 4 years. BDI has become family in the way they treat my son. I truly feel deep in my heart if it wasn’t for his PT my son wouldn’t be walking the way he is today. BDI hires only the BEST. Every child here is treated with respect and love and each parent is respected and appreciated for their role in their child’s treatment plan.”

Getting Started With Physical Therapy

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